CivicSurf documentary online

We’ve posted the full CivicSurf documentary on YouTube.  Full details at www.civicsurf.org.uk.  Please watch and let us have some feedback.  Better still, organise a viewing at your council.  if you want a copy on DVD with some booklets, just email:  shane@civicsurf.org.uk

Send me your stereotypes – YouTube

OK, we can’t have her celebrity or looks but hats off to Queen Rania of Jordan who has been running an interesting YouTube project for the last few months. Back in April she posted a video on the Queen Rania channel asking for people to post questions about the stereotypes Read more…

The Sharing President (ial Candidate)

The Obama08 campaign doesn’t stop amazing me.  Today Michelle Obama emailed me to show me a video (shared via YouTube of course) from The Bronx High School for Performance and Stagecraft in a tough part of the Bronx (are there wimpy parts of the Bronx??). The video is incredibly natural.  Read more…

Don’t spin the web

Someone told the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that YouTube is a good way to engage with people.  Nobody told them not to use it as a way of distributing spin. This video just invites criticism because of the way it is so obviously spin with the fake newspapers.  Read more…

Tony’s adventures online

After all the US presidential hopefuls getting into YouTube and MySpace recently, the Labour Party couldn’t be far behind. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Labour Party Channel! There are several clips there from a month ago, but a ‘welcome to the Labour Party Channel’ message from Tony was Read more…

Youtube does politics

YouTube have launched You Choose ’08, a centralised hub for videos by US presidential hopefuls. There’s lot’s of interesting stuff on it. I was particularly struck by the fact that there have been over 1 million views of Barack Obama’s videos, and the next highest is Hillary Clinton with just Read more…

YouTube Youth Engagement

Cllr Martin Mullaney from  Moseley and Kings Heath Ward, Birmingham has a thing with taggers.  He has recently made a film about the tagging on a sports pavilion in his ward and posted it to YouTube.  Amazingly it has had over 2000 views and over 200 comments mostly from taggers Read more…

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