Catherine Ward

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Guardian book club: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

<i>The Reluctant Fundamentalist</i> relies on one of the basic tricks of narrative: arousing our expectations. You can start with the title. This teasing oxymoron (surely a fundamentalist is zealous, not reluctant?) must apply to Changez, the narrator of Mohsin Hamid's novel.<p>As he talks to his unnamed, …

President Bush Axis of Evil Speech

How the Net aids dictatorships

TED Fellow and journalist Evgeny Morozov punctures what he calls "iPod liberalism" -- the assumption that tech innovation always promotes freedom, …

iPod

How the Internet will (one day) transform government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can’t …

Internet

Redirecting

Looking for a TEDx Talk? Find it on the TEDx YouTube Channel!<p>You are being re-directed<p>Why the re-direct?<p>We are in the process of re-thinking the way …

TED Talks

Labour’s most powerful weapon: its digital campaign

Cooler, younger and tech savvy – meet the team led by Obama’s former digital strategist which Labour hopes will win it the election.<p>In the sprawling …

This Is What Political Party Websites Looked Like In 1996

The first social media election was the one that swept Tony Blair to power, don't you know. Featuring animated GIFs and spot the ball competitions.<p>Scottish Labour is on Snapchat. The Conservatives are spending money on YouTube ads. On the other side of the world, government ministers are doing …

Politics on the Web: What is an Ideal Campaign Website?

The increased number of <b>political websites</b> speaks for the priority of this promotional tool above all others (TV/radio ads, newspapers, posters, …

How the Internet Has Changed the State of Political Debate

The 2008 political campaign undoubtedly changed how politicians view the importance of the Internet. Some have said that without the Internet, President Barack Obama wouldn't have been elected. Regardless of your view on that, there's no denying that the Internet has changed the way we view, …

How the Internet is Destroying Politics

Politics as we know it is coming to an end and it's the internet that is killing it. For many, the internet has been seen as the saviour of politics, …

Social Media

FULL TEXT: Nadhim Zahawi MP Lecture

<b>Nadhim Zahawi MP</b><p><b>HOW THE NET HAS CHANGED UK POLITICS</b><p><b>The CPS and 1900 Club Annual Lecture</b><p><b>Introduction</b><p>I used to make my living as an online pollster. …

David Crystal - How is the internet changing language today?

Italy's web guru tastes power as new political movement goes viral

"It's like Jesus Christ and the apostles," said Roberto Casaleggio. "His message, too, became a virus."<p>With a shaggy mane of black, grey and silver hair that reaches to his shoulders, Casaleggio himself would make a good messiah. As it is, he is perhaps the most distrusted man in Italian politics: …

World Wide Webbed

Just as President Barack Obama has shaken up the status quo in his first 100 days in office, his campaign overturned old formulas about how to win …

How the internet is changing British politics

<i>In February 2010 I gave this talk as part of the “Distinguished Practitioners Series” at Nottingham University:</i><p>Good afternoon, and thanks for …

Elections