Category - social media

  • 20 Dec 2012

    Less than 48 hours after it was launched, more than 5,000 people have signed an e-petition calling for an independent assessment of welfare changes.

  • 19 Dec 2012

    A petition by disabled people calling for an independent inquiry into the impact of the government's welfare changes has produced a huge surge of support.

  • 19 Dec 2012

    Yesterday evening, an ever expanding group of sick and disabled people, carers and families launched an e-petition demanding an independent, cumulative review of the impact of changes to the welfare and benefits system.

  • 1 Dec 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.

  • 30 Nov 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.

  • 26 Nov 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.

  • 19 Nov 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.

  • 16 Nov 2012

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

  • 16 Nov 2012

    Cyber-activists have pledged to struggle back online against the Israeli government's attempt to isolate Gaza digitally by cutting off the territory's Internet.

  • 10 Nov 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.