Category - facebook

  • December 1, 2012

    Mention online activism and you can trigger some extreme reactions. At one end of the spectrum are people who believe the future is all about Facebook, Twitter and online petitions. At the other, those who scoff at the very idea, seeing it as an excuse for laziness and pointing out that Facebook and Twitter are powerful corporations that we should be opposing.

  • November 30, 2012

    Digital democracy and the huge expansion of social media is transforming political action and diplomacy, says Dr Harry Hagopian, who has been expanding his own involvement in that arena, not least due to his regular podcasts on developments in the Middle East and North Africa. He looks especially at social media's impact in that region.

  • November 26, 2012

    Large numbers of people will switch off Facebook on Saturday in protest at the company’s tax avoidance. The action has been launched by Church Action on Poverty.

  • November 19, 2012

    Today (19 November 2012) at 12.30pm the latest phase of a big online campaign to raise awareness about the injustices wrought by the flawed Work Capability Assessment (WCA), which is being used to block vitally needed benefits for many sick and disabled people, becomes visible.

  • November 16, 2012

    Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry and political activist and media personality Sally Bercow are backing a major social media disability campaign.

  • November 10, 2012

    For the first time in history, the announcement of who would succeed to the See of Canterbury was seen first on twitter (via the @Number10press office), before the formal Downing Street and Lambeth announcements of the archbishop elect.

  • October 26, 2012

    The experience of being a new Facebook user prompts wider and deeper thoughts on 'friending', community and privacy for theologian Graeme Smith. Despite the promises of heavenly or earthly paradises made by ardent followers of this or that religious or political cause, all will become hellish if pluralism and therefore privacy is not protected and enhanced, he suggests.

  • April 29, 2011

    Facebook is facing massive pressure from campaigners, civil liberties activists and journalists tonight after suspending a series of UK 'political' accounts.

  • April 6, 2011

    Christians and churches across the world are being encouraged to plant trees and to use social media to share the peace message with others.

  • April 19, 2010

    A political Facebook group based on the successful campaign to get Rage Against the Machine, the UK Christmas number one, has reached 100,000 members.