SNP make history with the social web: Change, design thinking and social media

The story of how the SNP subverted an electoral system specifically designed to keep them from gaining a majority in the Scottish Parliament elections a few days ago is one which rewards closer attention. There are valuable lessons here for anyone interested in politics, the social web and activism. More broadly it is about disrupting…… Continue reading SNP make history with the social web: Change, design thinking and social media

On revolutions: two blog posts that stopped me in my tracks

Two blog posts – one notes for a Newsnight feature that never got made, the other an academic paper – made a deep impression on me when I read them last week, and have stayed with me since. I’ve recommended them on Twitter and to anyone whose will listen. For me they together mark a…… Continue reading On revolutions: two blog posts that stopped me in my tracks

Useful advertising: Atheist bus ads

You’ll doubtless have heard the story of the journalist and comedian, Ariane Sherine, who was irritated by a Christian ad campaign on buses declaring that non-believers¬† “will be condemned to everlasting separation from God and then you spend all eternity in torment in hell ‚Ķ Jesus spoke about this as a lake of fire prepared…… Continue reading Useful advertising: Atheist bus ads