Social Media

Social media champions will help your online community grow

Social media is changing how we reach out to people. In the last general election both the Conservative party and Labour used targeted social media advertising extensively to reach potential supporters. In the US, social media, and sadly, the spread of fake news stories, is said to have helped secure Donald Trump’s election. Truth or… Continue reading Social media champions will help your online community grow

Civil Society, Politics

Civil society needs to speak up and be heard

The expectation of change I had in the first few days following the election result, sadly, is now subsiding. A Conservative government will likely continue, with Theresa May seeking the votes she needs from the DUP to stay as prime minister. My own disappointment is I am sure, widely shared by the community and voluntary… Continue reading Civil society needs to speak up and be heard

Politics, Social Media

We should all become political; and social media must be our platform

The general election campaign opened with Theresa May heading for a greatly increased majority in the Commons. Two weeks in, and nothing much has changed. So unless the unexpected happens, we must prepare for five more Tory years. For civil society, the prospect of continued austerity, and a hard Brexit, is unlikely to receive a… Continue reading We should all become political; and social media must be our platform