In episode 43 of our podcast I mentioned that I had done some training for branch activists on using WordPress to create a branch website. I promised to put the training materials online, so here they are.
They’re nothing special, but hopefully they will be useful to some one. Feel free to copy, remix and [...]Continue Reading →
It’s a feature, not a bug
If you’ve watched an ad for fibre optic broadband or the latest iPhone, you’d be forgiven for thinking that by parting with a (fairly substantial) splodge of wonga, you’ll soon be immersed in a brave new techno-utopia.
In reality, the experience is rarely as seamless as it is meant to be. [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve created a very short introduction to new technologies for trade union activists. It’s a four page PDF that gives an overview of some of the technologies I think are most useful, and some ideas about using them to build a narrative to counter the coalition government’s insistence that a large scale assault on the [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve written before about the problems with Facebook: it violates your privacy, it mines data for advertisers and it spams you with requests to play Farmville.
Yet many trade unionists, myself included, use it for organising. Despite it’s flaws, it has its uses, because there are so many people there, and it is really easy [...]Continue Reading →
Appropriately for a global union federation representing communication workers, UNI Global Union is pretty innovative when it comes to using new technology. There were the organisers of the Second Life strike, have an active twitter feed and forum for union communicators.
This is their introduction to Web 2.0 for trade unions:Continue Reading →
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