The True Face of Facebook Democracy

Following the defeat of Ken Livingstone in the London Mayoral Elections in May 2008 I set up a Facebook page called ‘Boris Watch’. The idea of the page was to monitor the new Mayor Boris Johnson and it quickly gained over 3000 members. The noticeboard was extremely busy, with members (and Boris supporters) debating issues … More The True Face of Facebook Democracy

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Facebook and blogging – the future of Elections

In recent months the prominence of the internet in elections has become increasingly evident. With increasing numbers of voters using the internet the need to get your online campaigning strategy right is more important than ever before. In the 2008 London Mayoral elections I spotted that both Conservative Boris Johnson and Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick … More Facebook and blogging – the future of Elections