Labour and the Tories are engaged in ‘4Chan politics’

There's been a lot of chat in the UK that the forthcoming General Election campaign will be the first where social media plays a significant role in the outcome. And it's true that in the wake of Barack Obama's hugely successful social media campaign both main parties in the UK have finally embraced the web as a platform to engage with the electorate. Unfortunately, while Obama predominantly used social media and the web as platform to inspire and mobilise voters, so far both the main parties in the UK seem to have used it as a platform to launch puerile stunts. I'm thinking Red Rag, Cash ...

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A Developing Story roundup

Benjamin talks to Harvard's Neiman journalism school about our project - A Developing Story. On this side of the pond I do the same with BBH Labs, who also recently published a piece on TIE (The International Exchange), a organisation dedicated to helping NGOs and others in the developing world communicate their stories to a wider audience. Learn more about TIE's work. In other news, we're gearing up to launch our campaign to get the UK Government to adopt Creative Commons licenses for development communications work, any help or suggestions about how we might best do this gratefully re...

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Transmedia activism redux

More on transmedia activism in my post for the rather excellent Jawbone TV. New footage includes this video of Palestinian activists dressed as Na'vi to protest against the Israeli wall. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KStnbXWfnuk&feature=player_embedded

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