Today the Guardian launches a new participative journalism platform, Guardian Witness. Like CNN’s iReport, or pure-play citizen journalism outfits like Citizenside, Guardian Witness allows news readers to become contributors and participate in the making of the news. It’s already getting lots of reactions online. So – will it work? 1. Experience The Guardian has form […]Read more "Six reasons Guardian Witness will sink or swim"
There’s been a lot of talk about the Digital Economy Bill here in the UK. It’s likely to be passed into law soon, and this worries me and many other people. I’ve written to my MP about this. Here’s the text of my letter: Dear Mr.Hands, I’m writing to you today because I’m very worried […]Read more "Digital Economy Bill – Writing to my MP"
Britain’s Parliament just published a video game that’s meant to give a taste of what it’s like being a back-bench MP. It’s pretty good. WIN, in fact. MP for a Week isn’t an action-filled extravaganza or a feast of beautiful 3D graphics. Instead, it’s an innovative interactive experience that uses good, relevant gameplay and good […]Read more "MP for a Week – WIN"
Here’s something interesting. The UK Prison Service is banning 18-rated video games for inmates. Other video games are allowed, but only to those who have earned perks through good behaviour. “We should not forget the usefulness of these games to prison officers and governors keeping order in overcrowded prisons,” Geoff Dobson, deputy director of the […]Read more "Drop that Shiv, Here’s a Gamepad"