Last Saturday was OpenTech. It was as great as it always is and I’ll write more about what I saw later. But I gave a talk about TwittElection in the afternoon and I thought it might be useful to publish my slides here along with a brief summary of what I said. TwittElection from Dave… Continue reading TwittElection at OpenTech
Update: Ok, yes, we admit it. It was an April Fool’s joke. Well most of it was. I’m not really going to be taking a month off to live in a camper van with Tim and Sim-O (though I’m sure it would have been fun!) But the wiki really exists. And we really want your… Continue reading The People’s Pamphlet
Well done everyone. We really showed ’em. We showed The Man that he can’t mess with Da Kidz. But, actually, we really just doubled the amount of money that Sony BMG made out of this year’s christmas number one. And, despite clear instructions to the contrary in the song’s lyrics, we did exactly what They… Continue reading Rage Against The X Factor
Last night I dreamt that the BNP had won seats in the European Parliament. This morning I woke up and it was true. Across the country, 6% of the electorate (well, ok, 6% of the 35% who could be bothered to vote) had decided that they were best represented by racists. In two regions the… Continue reading Who Is To Blame?
Four years ago I drew a comparison between the US Presidential Election result and the 1992 British General Election. This year the comparison seems even more apt. The footage we saw of the celebrations in Chicago and elsewhere in the US as Obama was confirmed as the winner brought back memories of how we all… Continue reading Happy Elections