Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations

Themes

Posts with a politics theme

Soapboxes in cyberspace: how can the media facilitate debate online?

Event: What have we learned from new forms of online debate, and what is the role of the mainstream media in facilitating good quality debate in the future?

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UK opposition party makes Open Source Software promise

George Osborne of the UK Conservatives has promised his party will boost the use of Open Source Software by government if they are elected, in an excellent speech about the social web.

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Fascinating use of tag cloud to track the evolution of language

Presidential speeches tag cloud shows the evolution of keywords and issues in official speeches and documents

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Ratcliffe: social and political networks

Mitch Ratcliffe on emergent polities and the lessons we can draw from social networks in general

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Clay Shirky on Social Software and the Politics of Groups

Short review of Clay Shirky’s essay “Social Software and the Politics of Groups”

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