Sep 2011 Edition
How to defeat trolls...and more
Did you miss ECF 2011 in Oxford in March? Well, the videos are starting to be put up. See:
- How to Plan Highly Effective Campaigns
- Case Study: No Child Born to Die
- ...and watch others as they are published
But don't settle for watching them - attend ECF Europe in Vienna 2-4 Nov.
Battle of the t-shirts Twitter outrage led two retailers to withdraw products in a matter of hours. JC Penney's girls t-shirt suggesting 'I'm too pretty to do homework' and TopMan's t-shirts, one comparing women to dogs, and another which appeared to excuse violence.
Fix my Transport Euston, we have a problem... The new project from My Society provides a simple platform for campaign organising, with all the free tools you need, branded and promoted around transport issues. And all Open Source, of course.
Summaries of some of the best recent discussions on the eCampaigning Forum email list.
- Suggestions on how to deal with trolls.
- Optimising sign up forms
- High-traffic hosting
- Recommended reading on campaigning, activism, values and frames, Info architecture and user experience.
- Mapping UK postcodes onto a Google map
- Recommendations for facebook developers and recruitment agencies
- Copyright law and parody campaigning
- Wordpress, v Joomla v Drupal: who's your dream date?
Campaigners and activists from nine different countries are already signed up for November's eCampaigning Forum Europe event in Vienna. Find out more and register to come along.
Bring your laptop and work alongside peers for a day of sharing and exchange.
- ECF North (open to charity communicators as well as campaigners) in Manchester, 7 October. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in coming along.