Several people already put up their blogs, articles and photos about yesterday’s 1pound40 conference - a selection of which are here – feel free to link to 0thers – and which merit mention:
- The Guardian: Is Twitter sustainable enough to influence politics?
- Christian Payne (@documentally, audioboo) The Psychology of Twitter
- Amanda Gore (audioboo) The Psychology of Twitter
- Benjamin Ellis pictures
- Hannah Nicklin’s blog post: The Future of Politics is Mutual
- And Jennifer Jones’s response.
- Drawnalism cartoons
- The ipadio round up
- Dominic Campbell audioboo
- Scott Gould: Guidance v. Governance
Other people’s work was put up first very deliberately – my personal ten lessons on reflection after 1pound40 are very random:
1. That we need to think carefully about ’mob’ behaviour. Whilst we believe that things like Trafigura were for the common good, there are ‘what if’s. People believed they were doing good when they dunked and burned witches, when they tried to cast demons out of what we now know to be epileptic children, and more recently when they tried to drive out paediatricians from their homes believing they were paedophiles.
2. I would love to see both politicians and lobbyists engaging with ordinary folk in a similar format to 1pound40. Having access to such specialist expertise was a terrific opportunity
3. That I may need to view the journalism/advertising balance in a different way. Has the journalism always been free, but used as the ‘advert for the adverts’?
4. I reinforced my own theories of people getting ever more specialist and narrow in their focus (tribal).
5. That we need a new kind of media literacy (how to find various media and how to find the tools that allow us to do things)
6. That governance and government are two very different beasts, and that this should be on the curriculum at schools (but please don’t forget the grown ups too! I did a law ‘o’ level many moons ago, and some of this stuff was excitingly new to me.)
7. That there is a huge, untapped desire to make a difference.
8. I don’t like wikis very much at conferences: I am embarrassed getting out my laptop – which isn’t a dinky little Macbook – in public, and my phone doesn’t cut mustard. (Should the actual lesson there be to get over it?)
9. That new elites are forming faster than we think.
10. That I really, really need to up my ‘brand me’ game How self-centred can you get!
Claire Thompson, Waves PR