Posts Tagged “facebook”

Today’s Lib Dem Flashmobs – a planned, spontaneous, orderly uprising. All very liberal.

by Stephen Tall on May 3, 2010

LDV reported on Saturday that the independent Lib Dem Facebook fan group LibDem2010.com – now numbering well over 163,000 members – had hit upon the idea of organising ‘Flashmobs’ up and down the country to demonstrate the support for Nick Clegg’s party.
Well, here’s the result from Trafalgar Square, where scores of Cleggites actually followed […]

Lib Dems lead the digital way … on the Web, on Twitter and on Facebook

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2010

The jury might be out on whether the 2010 general election is living up to its billing as ‘The Internet Election’, but the verdict on the Lib Dems’ use of the web is a thumbs-up.
The party website
First up, www.libdems.org.uk. As today’s Guardian reports:

Fresh from being crowned king of TV following the first leaders’ debate on […]

Unofficial Lib Dem Facebook fan group exceeds 100,000 members

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

It’s less than a week since Lib Dem Voice brought you news of a fresh new unofficial Facebook fan group, We got Rage Against the Machine to #1, we can get the Lib Dems into office!
We noted then that the group was “almost as big” as the official Lib Dem Facebook group, having just […]

Over 13,000 raging against the election – and for the Lib Dems – on Facebook

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2010

‘We got Rage Against the Machine to #1, we can get the Lib Dems into office!’ is the name of the independent Facebook group set up just 2 weeks ago, and which currently numbers well over 13,000 fans. Which means (with impeccable liberalism) that this unofficial grassroots movement is already almost as big as almost […]

The Tory councillors who labelled their Lib Dem opponents “morons” refuse to apologise

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2009

Moron: it’s not exactly a nice word. Definitions include “a person of subnormal intelligence” and the more psychologically precise “a person having an intelligence quotient of between 50 and 70″. Many of us might have used the term, but it’s one generally best kept out of civilised political discourse.
Tory councillors in the Cotswolds take […]

#G2010 – what I said (and didn’t get the chance to say)

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2009

I mentioned last week that I was speaking at the Government 2010 conference as part of a panel discussion on ‘Blogging, Social Media and New Media’. 45 minutes might be enough time – at least if you believe Tony Blair (…)

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Lib Dem MPs "more likely to be on Facebook than members of any other party"

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2009

That’s the finding of the Hansard Society research paper MPs on Facebook: while over half (51%) of Liberal Democrat MPs have a presence on Facebook, the figures for Labour and the Conservatives are 15% and 9%, respectively. … On a (…)

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How are Lib Dem councillors using Twitter/Facebook?

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

Today’s Times reports on the growth of Twitter and Facebook among councillors, noting in particular the work of one Lib Dem councillor/blogger, Daisy Benson: Daisy Benson, a Liberal Democrat member of Reading Borough Council, used Facebook to encourage young people (…)

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Coming later tonight – new format to LDV #bbcqt open thread

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

Lib Dem Voice readers are familiar with our weekly BBC1 Question Time open threads – your chance to sound off about the programme while it’s on-air, or to indulge in some post-match analysis of the panellists’ performances, all from the (…)

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Lib Dem councillor in 'Nazi outfit' row cleared

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, LDV highlighted the case of Sean Aspey, a Lib Dem councillor in Bridgend, who suddenly found himself caught in the headlights of the press after pictures showing him dressed as a Nazi for a fancy (…)

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