Perhaps out of therapy – or merely because
it’s offered a fascinating case study of how social media can be used to
potentially open up some form of direct democracy – I’ve pulled together a
couple of blog posts on the subject.
The posts broadly cover the use of social
media to campaign against the bill and the – I argue – ground-breaking way Twitter
was used to report the crucial debates in real-time as well as engage with
The first post was published over on We
Are Social's (i.e. my work's) blog while the second was guest posted over at Royal Holloway University’s
New Political Communications Unit blog.