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What politicians need to know about social public information pt4: Lessons from effective hacktivism

Tweet Enlightenment thinkers were wide awake to the dangers of direct democracy as demands for the franchise increased. The concerns raised by thinkers such as Burke, Mill or DeTocqueville remain very pertinent to the discussions around the idea of The … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information pt3: Breaking public sector info-monopolies

Tweet We’ve seen that it’s possible for manufacturers to rely upon social spaces to do their marketing for them with minimal input from themselves – and how the benefits of doing so can outweigh the advantages of the controlled message. … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information pt2: How commercial monopolies were broken

Tweet If you like gadgets (I do) you will be familiar with the way that users research and buy them. Imagine you are a hi-fi enthusiast or an amateur photographer. You want to buy a new amplifier or a camera. … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information pt1: Breaking the monopoly

Tweet A few summers ago, David Cameron allegedly sent Tory MPs on holiday with a copy of Thaler & Sunstein’s behavioural economics bestseller Nudge – a standard-bearer for a wider canon of literature all about how small tweaks in the … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information (introduction)

Tweet Sigmund Freud: “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”” Jean Baptiste Colbert: … Continue reading

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