Election 2010, 1am-2am

Just realised that I’m also on the 1am-2am highlights of this amazing live marathon by University of Winchester Journalism students – who usually create a 10 minute programme once a week, and ran for around 12-14 hours. Their TV channel could only take 100 viewers and was oversubscribed throughout the night. This was the 12-midnight to 1am highlights (no camera on my face as I wince at being called Becky!) – very awesome performance by Continue Reading →

Election Night WINOL (12 midnight highlights)

I was on TV from midnight to 2am – really interesting to see a ‘live studio’ at work… a few highlights from here, including a couple of clips from me, discussing the ‘so called’ social media election – and fortunately the camera wasn’t on me when I WINCED at being called Becky… ! Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Continue Reading →

"I Voted" on Facebook

I was interested to see this appear on Facebook this morning (only on the full web-accessible page, it wasn’t possible to access it from the iPhone app OR from the mobile site).  The most obvious Facebook demographic are the “younger” voters, but any means by which we can remind people/each other of their right/responsibility to vote is useful. The counter is moving up quite fast, and it would be interesting to know how much difference such Continue Reading →

Just how powerful is your vote?

With the government, and others, indicating that your vote has power, and that you MUST vote, another app indicates just how powerful (or otherwise) your vote actually is: Even without all the debates about the fight for suffrage, voting in an election is a constitutional right, and if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the policies that are enacted by politicians in your name. Winchester, 1997 Those of us who were in Winchester in Continue Reading →

@mpntod makes use of QR codes

Martin Tod is the prospective Liberal Democrat MP for Winchester (a seat already held by the LibDems). Martin is a member of #WinchesterWeb, which I attend most months, and he’s a keen social media user (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, blogging, video, newsletters… and now QR codes on posters – and @sermoa says apparently t-shirts are in  process). If you don’t know what a QR code is (as @mpntod‘s most recent tweet indicates some of his followers Continue Reading →


A new tool which adds to the possibilities of gaining an informed opinion in the 2010 election. Twitvote was created on the back of the #UKSnow idea, and uses your postcode to identify your constituency. You can vote once every 24 hours, and the areas change colour according to which party is in the lead. Obviously, the more people that use this, the more of a guide this will provide… Up until around an hour Continue Reading →