Do Something. Anything… Made it to edition number two.
I made edition number two! I’m wary of sending too much content too frequently as I am constantly finding amazing things I want to share.
We will see how this develops! Edition two is below — you can subscribe here.
Thanks for the positive feedback about the first edition of this thing. You’re all lovely.
Building a digital culture in DWP. Ali sent me this and told me it was ‘sexy AF’ I am inclined to agree with Ali.
The Facebook Live telethon we worked on that raised money for the ACLU has been nominated for an Emmy. Yes. An Emmy. Hold me. Emmys: Nominations Reflect Virtual Reality Growth.
Advertising sh*ts in your head. It’s more than a slogan or a hashtag. Read all about it here. I’m not sure if I should think this but I do.
Trump’s Victory Inspired Thousands of Women to Get Involved in Politics. Yes! This deserves a YUGE YES!
This is a great article. Digital campaigning for first-time candidates. It’s written for politicians (or their teams), but TBH, it’s a good refresher or starting point for all of us. And the author Laura Olin is one of my favourite people on Twitter.
The Really Good Guide to Email Design (+ Bonus Checklist). This will help you make your emails better.
Don’t knock clicktivism: it represents the political participation aspirations of the modern citizen. Yeah! Don’t. Don’t be that person. Ages ago I read a brilliant blog on the subject, 5 reasons not to use the word “Slacktivism”. These are the five things — I bang on about them all the time. And it’s all about point 1.
- Digital technology is more likely to activate the politically inactive than deactivate the politically active.
- Small acts of digital activism are helpful.
- Derogatory terms like slacktivism discourage first timers.
- Change has always happened through a ‘ladder of engagement’. Now we have a new first rung.
- Slacktivism implies that the action is ineffective, yet we often don’t know the ultimate outcome until long after the action has occurred.
This exhibition looks amazing. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power — Exhibition at Tate Modern. An article from the New Statesman about it.
Music. I love this record from RTJ. And I’m such a graffiti nerd that the tags I spotted in the video tell me the people that made it have a connection to Bristol.