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Cabinet Minister says Twitter and Facebook crucial to MPs

Cabinet Minister says Twitter and Facebook crucial to MPs

By 16 September 2011

MP David Willetts, the Minister of State for University and Science, highlighted both the importance and the dangers of the social web when he spoke exclusively to Pocket-lint at an event in East London's Tech City. Implying that some of his colleagues... >>

Barack Obama launches presidential campaign through YouTube

Barack Obama launches presidential campaign through YouTube

By 4 April 2011

Where once a US presidential campaign would have kicked off with poster or a series of TV adverts, Barack Obama's camp has used the Internet and, specifically, YouTube to launch his bid for re-election. While the US election is not due to take place until... >>

Obama worried technology can affect democracy

Obama worried technology can affect democracy

By 10 May 2010

Barack Obama has claimed that, as a result of "iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations", we are living in an ubiquitous "media environment" where information has become "a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment,... >>

BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

BBC website seeing "unprecedented" traffic

By 7 May 2010

The BBC has penned a post on its "The Editors" blog saying that the corporation's website has been slammed with massive traffic following the results of the UK's 2010 general election, which has ended up in a precarious hung parliament. The BBC says:... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

By 7 May 2010

While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

The technology behind the opinion polls

The technology behind the opinion polls

By 5 May 2010

Whether you believe they're gospel or it's a case of lies, damn lies and statistics, you have to appreciate the power of the opinion poll. They have politicians quaking with fear and can even be the very fuel to make their own predictions come true. So,... >>

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

By 16 April 2010

Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its... >>

Twitter soars, Facebook breaks in first leader debate

Twitter soars, Facebook breaks in first leader debate

By 16 April 2010

During the course of 15 April's debate between the leaders of the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative parties, the first of its kind in Britain, more than 184,000 tweets were sent. That's almost 30 per second, among 36,483 different tweeters - throwing... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

By 12 April 2010

TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period.  The... >>

Hacker's mother to stand against Jack Straw

Hacker's mother to stand against Jack Straw

By 12 April 2010

Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, has announced that she's going to be standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming general election, opposing Justice Minister Jack Straw who supported the extradition of her son to the USA.... >>