internet, Labour Party, Social Networking

I am pleased to see Alastair Campbell blogging and I’ll be adding a link.

His piece could also add that compassionate conservatism is not being practiced by
Tories. I’ve been pointing out some example to readers, ranging from a Tory councillor who put a page 3 calendar up in his office to the shocking decision to abstain on a vote that gives women and men equal treatment at work.

I’m unsure whether designing his website around Alistair’s beloved Burnley
Football Club’s colours works. How many shades of claret are there?

I would have significant problems using the colours of the clubs close to
my heart: Bristol Rovers and Millwall! Also the blog in a box is not so
easy to navigate and will be even more fiddly on smaller devices.

Alistair’s arrival must mean there’s an election coming soon. Good to see
from Luke Akehurst that last night every by-election had a swing to


Child Safety, Digital Technology, Facebook, Media, Mobile TV, Ofcom, Online media, Social Networking

According to a recent report from Ofcom, a quarter of 8-11 year olds who are online in the UK have a profile on a social network

Earlier this week the European Parliament Culture and Education Committee referred to media literacy amongst young people in a discussion of new media technologies such as mobile TV. Technology is moving fast and could have enormous educational benefits.

I have always taken an interest in the advancement of new technologies, particularly with regard to how we can protect children from associated dangers. I will be keeping a close eye on the Parliament’s discussions on the regulation of such new technologies, being careful to protect young people without generating fear about their use.

I would be very interested to hear whether you think mobile TV could replace Facebook as the next technological fad or will it flop? Please contact me with your response.