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Teacamp: Where British Civil Servants Go to Brew Change From Within

BY Wendy M. Grossman | Tuesday, September 3 2013

Sir Nigel Hawthorne, the star of "Yes, Minister," having a cup of tea.

After years where even the hint of blogging might get a British civil servant fired, in the last few years, things have begun to open up. One manifestation of the change is a regular gathering of a hundred or more civil servants known as "teacamp," which brings together like-minded staff from across the British government to compare notes and share ideas on how they are using social media and open data to change their relationship to the general public. Longtime tech writer Wendy Grossman reports on the scene, and asks just how much it is actually a sign of real change. Read More

British PM Cameron Joins Twitter

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, October 8 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron joined Twitter on Saturday afternoon. His account, @David_Cameron, gathered 50,000 followers in the first few hours, the Guardian reports. As of Monday evening, he has more than 96,000. His first steps, though, show some flaws in the communications strategy. Read More

Top Conservative Party Digital Mind to Leave UK Government

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 16 2011

UK Conservative Party digital strategist Rishi Saha is leaving Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle for Dubai, where he will be regional director for the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton. Read More

British Austerity Battle Takes Up "Facts on Fees"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 10 2010

Tories in the British government are rather chuffed with the response to their online campaign called "Fact on Fees," an attempt to push the conservative take on tuition increases for universities in the UK. Read More

Parties Share Tools, Split on Objectives in UK Election

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 12 2010

Each of the three major political parties in the United Kingdom are attempting to capitalize on the web and digital campaigning, writes Gaby Hinsliff in the Guardian, but Conservatives, Labour, and the Liberal Dems have ... Read More

Webbed-Up UK Elections Find Brits Taking the Mickey, Sampling Alinsky

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 5 2010

The Times of London's Jonathan Oliver has a extensive piece detailing the Obamafication of the upcoming Parliamentary election in the UK, or at least the attempt by both Labour and the Tories to put a little more zazzle ... Read More