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Jeremy Corbyn and the chamber of echoes. “Social media is an echo chamber in which people are only ever exposed to the ideas they agree with, preventing them from ever having to think critically.”

Jeremy Corbyn and the chamber of echoes

Just over a month into Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, one could throw that phrase into the well of public debate and hear it echoed, perhaps even conscious of the irony, by every commentator who decries the ‘social media generation’. And that’s pretty much all of them. It is a far cry from 2011, where the same Guardian leader-writers now condemning social-media-fuelled mass politics seemed to believe that Twitter had literally wished the Arab Spring into existence. We no longer had to bother with tiresome things like organising, because if enough people unliked Hosni Mubarak on Facebook, the regime would fall. Then along came Kony 2012 to parody that attitude at the expense of one too many macchiato-armed edgy white liberals.

These days, it’s different. Social media can work to echo and amplify. Wait, they’re not? 1. Like this: 1-Page%20Social%20Media%20Marketing%20Plan.pdf. Council for British Archaeology. 16 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Event. Does your business conduct events?

16 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Event

Are you wondering how to use social media to promote those events? Social media is a powerful tool to gain exposure, whether you’re hosting a physical conference or an online event. In this article I’ll show you 16 creative ways to increase awareness, engagement and sales for your event. Discover 16 ways to promote an event. Listen to this article: Listen now: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | #1: Use Facebook Ads to Remarket to Prospects Facebook custom audiences allow you to show ads to people who have already visited your website.

Remarketing can be a very effective strategy because people rarely buy the first time they hear of an event or see an offer. If your event features well-known experts, include their likeness on your advertising assets. Pro Tip: When you advertise to prior website visitors, be sure to EXCLUDE Facebook users who have already purchased a ticket. Trades Union Congress - Outsourcing public services is damaging for staff and service users, says TUC.

3 March 2015 The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today (Tuesday).

Trades Union Congress - Outsourcing public services is damaging for staff and service users, says TUC

The research, conducted by the New Economics Foundation on behalf of the TUC, looked at the scale and scope of outsourcing in five key sectors – social care, health care, offender management, local government and employment services. The report also examined the effects of outsourcing on staff working in a variety of public service jobs, such as care workers, nurses, prison officers and security guards. The TUC findings show that compared with public service employees, workers in privatised services are more likely to work longer hours, receive less pay and be on insecure or temporary contracts. Trades Union Congress - Truth, Lies and Migrants. The issues of immigration and population are hotly debated and affect how people are treated at work and in our communities.

Trades Union Congress - Truth, Lies and Migrants

Trade unions speak up for working people. That means protecting wages and conditions from being undercut. It also means supporting workers when they are being exploited by employers and gang masters. We take for granted our freedom to travel. Migration brings economic benefits and the richness of diversity but it can unsettle people. It is not surprising that we are confused about migration issues.

How to Evaluate and Optimize Your Best Social Media Content via. Cyberunions. Cyberunions is a project exploring the intersection between trade union organising and new technology.

Cyberunions

Rather than seeing technology as a set of tools, we see cyberspace as a space, where people work, organise politically, are entertained and educated, and engage in many fields of human endeavour. We feel that for the most part, the labour movement has failed to understand the cultural implications of new technology: that the internet encourages iconoclasm, and new technology favours horizontal rather than hierarchical organising.

The Creative Commons movement, Open Source software, the growth of online peer production and decentralised political movements mean that the world is changing fast, and that a new mode of production is being born in cyberspace. By embracing the opportunities offered by a networked world, and building an open source labour movement, we can breath new life into our unions and reach out to a new generation of activists. Alex White. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and a Masters of Public Policy and Management (climate change and economics focus) from the University of Melbourne.

Alex White

I am currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Marketing) at the Melbourne Business School. I am a campaigns, marketing and policy professional with strong experience across the union and non-profit sectors. I have delivered successful marketing and fundraising campaigns and in 2012 worked with the Obama for America campaign in Massachusetts. My experience is complemented by leadership roles in community and political organisations (with a focus on climate change policy action). Retargeting. Easy Facebook Union Leads. Strategic-organizing.

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