How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. This framework came from one I developed for social media campaigns for companies (workshops) but hey! it works for grassroots activism too! Social Media puts the media in YOUR hands now. The power is great but so is the responsibility. […]
Bloggers are being incarcerated, tortured, abducted, assassinated every day. No one protects bloggers. Here’s a list and discussion on Australia, politics and social media #HowManyMore
Moving from representational democracy to direct democracy and using social media to choose where the taxes go… the future of government.
Tips on social media guidelines for staff. This article references the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secret guidelines requiring staff to report on fellow workers who post anonymously an opinion on a political situation. There is also a rather unclear statement around when you can and cannot critique Government officials. I have not gone into the repercussions – staff will blow up online and no one will know as there were no warning signs, or that contractor organisations and eventually small business will follow these draconian practices. That’s a given. I’ve stuck with Tips 🙂
How information traverses social media during a crisis like the NSW bushfires. The role of crisis comms and official vs non official media sources.
Losing our communication rights. As voters and customers take over media creation and distribution through social media, they now have access to the same channels (audiences) that Corporate Marketing and Government PR have – which is why people can create awesome antimarketing and antiPr campaigns that activate large numbers of people to sign petitions, fundraise or change behaviours. Until the Australian Government stops it, that is. Here’s the proposed legal changes.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, VICTORIA: What does it mean when the people you elected to represent you, turn off comments in social channels? Go away, shut up, just do as I say, don’t ask, none of your business? But it is OUR business. If the person I am employing (through taxes) to do work for my […]
Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people. A summary of social media responses including Citizen Journalism is Process Journalism, Why Governments Fear Social Media and online communities – the Demise of Representational Democracy, Why Traditional Media Ignores or Reviles Social Media, Move over Government, […]