28Jan

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Digital strategist Dean Economou takes a personal look at the origins of democracy and compares the principles and systems upon which it was originally built with the equivalent technologies available today. Dean, with his own Greek ancestry, is well-qualified to consider the earliest origins of the democratic system. Additionally, anyone

26Jan

The real-time web is already proving to be an effective – and cost-effective – way for the often under-resourced Third Sector to publicise causes, galvanise support and recruit volunteers. Media140’s next event, taking place in London on Thursday 4th February, will celebrate this rapid uptake of real-time technology by so many go-ahead charities. We will

26Jan

Photo Courtesy of Simon Roberts – www.we-english.co.uk Google offers newspapers more than a search engine to demonize Ben LaMothe is a junior associate with a London public relations agency who spends his spare time concocting new ideas for old media. He is especially interested in how real-time web technology can help save newspapers. In his first

19Jan

images courtesy United Nations Development Programme Paul Farrell is a freelance journalist and blogger who writes about conflict. His blog covers topics like abuses of police power and human rights issues from across the globe. Who better than a social justice-oriented thinker with a passion for social media to introduce and explain Ushahidi – a

19Jan

images courtesy United Nations Development Programme Media140 blogger Peter Bouvier is Social Media Editor for a UK Government body and has worked in project management, planning and education. Peter is also a keen consumer of current affairs, whose impressive writing skills shine whenever he is armed with a burning issue and a keyboard. Peter was on

18Jan

The first of a series of #Media140 mini-events kicked off last Wednesday on the 13th of January at Ping Pong Dim Sum in the Square Mile to a warm welcome from a London crowd. These mini-events will focus on journalism, brands, advertising, media, technology, politics, the third sector and education. They are aimed at getting