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  • February 28, 2012

    Well, it wasn't quite the evening, night and morning that I'd planned... but just as I was about to go to bed the news came through that the forcible eviction of the St Paul's Cathedral Occupy camp was about to happen, and everything changed.

  • February 1, 2012

    In recent months social media has proved its worth against some harping critics. The uprisings across the Middle East, the worldwide Occupy protest against unsustainable corporate neo-capitalism and the Spartacus Report revolt of disabled and sick people over punitive welfare cuts and changes: all these movements for change have benefited in a variety of ways from web 2.0 and beyond, from online crowd-sourcing, from twitter, from virals, and from 'internetworking'.

  • October 15, 2011

    Today (15 October) has seen a global day of action against corporate greed, financial mismanagement and government cuts, which has grown out of New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration.

  • August 11, 2011

    I have recently spent the night reading about and watching the (in the first instance) London riots unfold from my hotel room in India. I have lived in Lewisham since 1998 and to see aerial images of cars along the main streets on fire and shops I know well looted has been surreal.

  • July 9, 2011

    The 2011 Methodist Conference has closed in Southport after six days of lively debate. Social media played a significant role in the gathering.

  • 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.

  • February 1, 2011

    Power, its exercise and abuse has filled our screens and newspapers during the last week. The word takes our minds in a particular direction – towards the power that can shut down the internet, buzz protesters with fighter jets, marketise the NHS, sell off our forests, kettle and pepper-spray dissent.

  • January 25, 2011

    This Lent, Christian Aid is using social media and blogging Bishops to encourage people to use the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter to pray, act and give.

  • November 17, 2010

    China is being called on to release a woman sentenced to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a supposedly anti-Japanese message.

  • June 6, 2010

    There will be a 'Sunday Salon' web conversation this evening (6 June) at 8pm, looking at the development of media and political blogs - linking, promotion, how people read them and the interaction of blogs and Twitter.