11 April 2014

Thunderclap: create a social media storm

Have you ever wanted to get a message across loudly on Twitter or Facebook? Thunderclap is an online tool aimed at activists that can help do just…

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23 January 2014

Apps vs responsive websites

“Should we develop an app or a mobile friendly website?” I’m increasingly coming across this question. It’s important to understand the pros and cons…

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21 November 2013

Which unions are the most influential in social media in 2013?

In 2012 I carried out some research to see which TUC affiliated unions are the most influential in social media. I published the results on my…

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15 October 2013

Which union websites work well on smartphones, tablets and widescreens?

I recently developed a new website for UCATT, the union for construction workers. Most of their members do not work at a desktop PC - so it was vital…

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28 August 2013

The Climbing Frame App

A new addition to the world of trade union Apps has just been released. TUC unionlearn’s popular Climbing Frame website, an online service primarily…

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23 July 2013

Which tools are the best for unions to organise with online?

I ran a workshop on digital organising at the recent Prospect Connect Sector Conference and I asked the delegates - union reps in the technology…

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2 July 2013

Trade Union Website League Table 2013

It's been a year since I created the first trade union website league table, and so I've updated it below for 2013.

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31 May 2013

Is Facebook censoring blog posts?

Facebook has recently been accused of censoring a political blog covering protests about the outsourcing of NHS contracts. Online censorship always…

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16 May 2013

Verbs and tenses

I've been blogging recently on grammar to help those who are writing for the web, and my latest installment is a quick guide to verbs and associated…

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2 May 2013

The Question Mark – How to use it?

The next in my recent punctuation and grammar theme comes this short guide to the question mark. A question mark is a commonly used punctuation mark…

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