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A Twitter war on Stephen Colbert

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From Anthony Zurcher on the BBC

Satire can be a dangerous game. Making jokes about racists is safe. Making a joke about racism by pretending to be a racist is the kind of subversive humour that can get you in a lot of trouble.

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March 29th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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UK to Vote Using Facebook?

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From The Independent

Facebook LogoA radical plan to allow Britons to vote in parliamentary elections using the internet is to be drawn up by the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, as part of a drive to bridge the divide between politicians and the public…

Read the full article Vote online – the Speaker’s plan to revive politics

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November 28th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Campaigner 2.0 Released

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We have released version 2.0 of Campaigner. This major upgrade improves the security and stability of your website. It will also relieve webmasters of some of the more mundane tasks.

What’s Changed?

There are several innovations that make life easier for Webmasters.

Firstly we now will be carrying out the updates of WordPress, themes and plug-ins. Webmasters no longer need to concern themselves with this.

We have changed the SEO plug-in used. We now use the comprehensive and very well documented WordPress SEO by Joost de Valk

We have had to remove the popularity plug-in as it is no longer supported. Sorry about that if you liked this feature.

You will notice you no longer have the ability to install and activate Plugins. We do all that now, and we promise only to install Plugins from reputable vendor. This will enhances the security and stability of your website.

What’s do I Have to do?

Nothing, it has all been done for you.

Looking Ahead

We are planning a major upgrade of Campaigner every autumn, with minor upgrades throughout the year if they become necessary.

In the next upgrade we intend to have several different templates available to give greater choice on the type of website you can create.

If there is any feature you want to see in a future version of Campaigner, then raise a ticket and we will see what we can do.

Good luck and effective campaigning.

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September 4th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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Tactic 10: Investigate and Expose

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Ten tactics for turning information into action has been produced by the Tactical Technology Collective. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license on Vimeo.

Ten tactics shows original ways to capture attention and communicate a cause.

This tactics is useful when you are able to collaborate with others to identify, share, and act on evidence that is being concealed from the public or ignored by those who need to act.

That was the last in this series. I hope you found it useful and stimulates a few ideas of your own.

 

 

Be sure to look at the tactics-card-10.pdf that accompanies the video.

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August 30th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Tactic 9: Let People Ask the Questions

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Ten tactics for turning information into action has been produced by the Tactical Technology Collective. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license on Vimeo.

Ten tactics shows original ways to capture attention and communicate a cause.

This tactic is good for getting vital information to people when popular information sources are incomplete or misleading, or when other direct forms of communication are difficult.

Over the next few weeks I will post the rest of the series.

 

 

Be sure to look at the tactics-card-9.pdf that accompanies the video.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm