Campaigning

Online social activism and Twitter

A large part of my job is online communications: blogs, social networking, and new fads like Twitter. A big challenge is how to use these tools in a meaningful way to support the campaigning and organising activities of the union. How can we engage our members and supporters using the social networking tools they are…

QLD Liberal National Party plagiarise

Unfortunately, the main stream media, and even large blogs following the Queensland Election have not covered this scandal. The LNP – the merged Liberal and National Parties in Queensland – have been caught out in a revolting deception and plagiarism case. As you can see, the LNP has copied wholesale the ACTU’s Your Rights At…

Joe Trippi on Online Campaigning

Joe Trippi is widely regarded as the “inventor of online campaigning”. As campaign manager for Howard Dean, and author of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised“, he is visiting Australia and was at Melbourne University tonight. His talk, about the importance of social networks and interactive campaignings, especially during US Presidential elections, focused on the…