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Parliament 2.0: How can the internet revolutionise British democracy?

    PICTFOR’s President, The Speaker, John Bercow MP, delivered an excellent keynote speech to our industry and parliamentary membership on 21st July 2014. Last year The Speaker announced a commission on Digital Democracy to investigate the use of modern technology in Parliament. This commission is tasked with nothing more than upgrading Parliament to “version 2.0”. An informative panel […]

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PICTFOR Twitter Awards and Summer Reception 2014

PICTFOR is delighted to announce that our Second Twitter Awards will coincide with our longstanding Annual Summer Reception in 2014. The evening begins with a Twitter Teach-In from social media expert Mark Margaretten, followed by the Awards Ceremony hosted by the Independent on Sunday’s John Rentoul. Afterwards, Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, John Whittingdale MP, provides the keynore speech to our annual Summer Reception.

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Recap: Parliament & Internet Conference 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Eighth Annual Parliament & Internet Conference one of our biggest and best yet. We welcomed over 200 delegates over the course of the day. Special thanks to Nominet for their sponsorship of the Conference and EE for their sponsorship of the lunch; as well as our breakout session leaders: UK-IGF, e-skills UK, ISPA, ICAEW, DPA, and Childnet.

Miss a speech? Want to catch up? All sessions held in the Attlee Suite are available on-demand, courtesy of id3as.

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#piconf13 Twitterati

The official Parliament & Internet Conference hashtag #piconf13 was used an incredible 554 times during the Conference! Many thanks to everyone who engaged on Twitter last week.

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Congratulations to the PICTFOR Twitter Awards Winners

Sixty Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff gathered Wednesday night for @PictforUK’s First Annual Twitter Awards in conjunction with PoliticsHome.

Top honours went to Sajid Javid MP (@sajidjavid) for Greatest Increase In Followers, Aidan Burley MP (@AidanBurleyMP) for Most Mentioned, and Lord Bassam (@SteveTheQuip) for “Peer of the Year”. Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) of PoliticsHome served as Master of Ceremonies for a fantastic new annual event.

Before the Awards, Parliamentarians received a masterclass from Twitter’s Steve Summers (@pocketsteve) on how best to use the platform to engage with constituents and the world at large.

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Announcing the @PictforUK “Twitter Teach-in” and Awards Ceremony

• Parliamentary “Twitter Teach-in” and Awards Ceremony to be held Weds. 12th June at 5.00pm, Portcullis House
• Steve Summers, UK Partnerships at Twitter, to lead Parliamentary “Twitter Teach-in”
• Paul Waugh, Editor of PoliticsHome, to serve as Master of Ceremonies

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Looking Ahead to 2013

By Stephen Mosley, Co-Chair, PICTFOR Any attempt at predicting developments within the technology industry will always be laced with a degree of guesswork. But while the goalposts are continually moving, there are a few constants that we can safely assume will remain near the top of the agenda for the coming 12 months. Broadband, for […]

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Should more Politicians Blog or Tweet?

There are a growing number of very good bloggers and tweeters in Parliament, see Blogminster and Tweetminster, but in general we still find, in any Parliament actually, quite a small group of digital evangelists or people who regularly use and understand the Internet.  Its good to see that Pictfor attracts more than it’s fair share of above average […]

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