@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-01-29

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2010

  • Measuring word of mouth via @sernovitz http://bit.ly/87BAr5 <- six categories of social media metrics, but applies to pretty much all comms. #
  • 'Why big majorities are bad' or 'Safe Seats Disenfranchise Voters' via @DuncanStott http://bit.ly/4Izodm <- only just spotted this. #
  • 5 tips for increasing traffic to your nonprofit’s website via @marcapitman http://bit.ly/67XCkQ <- good common sense. #
  • Gift Receiving vs Fundraising via The Agitator http://bit.ly/8Nob22 <- does it count as fundraising if you don't really have to try? #
  • 2009 Online Giving – 10 Questions via The Agitator http://bit.ly/5r7b4A <- ways to improve yr online giving rates. #
  • live-tweeting from LD History Grp – m'ship tally: 453 men, 83 women. Not surprised, but why? #
  • am prob the only tweeter at LD History Grp, but here's a hashtag anyway #LDHG #
  • Discussion is on What's left of Gladstonian Liberalism in the Lib Dems? @ChrisHuhne speaking #LDHG #
  • Eugenio Biagini speaking: Gladstone "quintessential Victorian" – Thatcher claimed him for right-wing #LDHG #
  • Biagini – and then Lab claimed Gladstone for militaristic purposes #LDHG #
  • Biagini – Gladstonian state not about laissez faire, but stripping down corporatist privilege #LDHG #
  • Biagini – Gladstone nationalised telegraph industry, tried to nationalise railways #LDHG #
  • Biagini – 1876 turning pt for Gladstone bec of Balkans: turned to 'human rights liberalism' #LDHG #
  • Biagini – Gladstonianism a strategy for state action, not laissez faire #LDHG #
  • Biagini – Gladstonian view of economics solely pragmatic #LDHG #
  • Biagini – question for today: how to hitch patriotism to liberalism as Gladstone did #LDHG #
  • And now @ChrisHuhne – Gladstone' messages "surprisingly modern" #LDHG #
  • Huhne – application of int'l law + human rights enduring legacy of Gladstone #LDHG #
  • Huhne – Gladstone becomes more radical the older he gets; unusual for politician #LDHG #
  • Huhne on Gladstonian economics – as Chanc + PM inherited huge Napoleonic debt, had to bring finances under control #LDHG #
  • Huhne – but Gladstone came to care less about getting public debt down as time went on (once controlled) #LDHG #
  • Still waiting for @ChrisHuhne to mention "tiny little Malta". Must be soon #LDHG #
  • Huhne – Gladstone bequeathed civil service appointed on merit – was a reformer #LDHG #
  • Huhne – Gladstone a good deal more radical on social reform than classical liberals might like (eg Irish Reform Act) #LDHG #
  • Huhne – Elementary Educn Act of 1870 shows Gladstone's New Liberal social reform cred #LDHG #
  • Huhne – modern LD party still v clearly descended from Gladstone #LDHG #
  • Huhne – rigorous economics, polit reform, humanitarianism, int'l law, social reform, devolutionist #LDHG #
  • William Wallace – Gladstone passed Supreme Ct legislation separating legislature/judiciary in 1873 #LDHG #
  • @caronmlindsay thanks, good meeting so far, onto questions #
  • Biagini – C.19th view: state had nothing to do with poverty; was concern of municipal authorities #LDHG #
  • Biagini – only in 1890s wide acceptance that 20pc of people below poverty line (thx to Rowntree work) #LDHG #
  • Huhne – C.19th 'work test' has echoes today re deserving/undeserving poor #LDHG #
  • Huhne – literacy rates high in C17th, not as high again til WWI #LDHG #
  • Huhne – key to cabinet building: know yr strengths/weaknesses gather team to compensate #LDHG #
  • Huhne – g'father's name was William Ewart Gladstone Murray #LDHG #
  • Biagini – C19th Victorians the equivalent of C21st right-wing Republicans #LDHG #
  • Biagini – sorry, that shd read C19th Victorian *Tories. Obviously.* #LDHG #
  • That's it from tonight's Lib Dem History Grp #LDHG #
  • @markpack I dropped my Rs – but where? #
  • @markpack ah. Can see that wdn't be good. Mark Oaten wasn't there. #
  • Gr8 work msg recvd: "Re Meeting Room 12 confusion: it is in fact Meeting Room 1 and Meeting Room 2 put together to create Meeting Room 12." #
  • @alexwilcock Is your wholesome (glad that 'w' is there) porn limited to just 140 characters? #
  • @alexwilcock "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" #