Articles by: Parliament Street

Latin and Greek “should be taught in every school”

Latin and Greek “should be taught in every school”

In a research report for Parliament Street, John N Davie argues that Latin should be a core part of the curriculum.

by · 24th December 2012 · frontpage
Latin and Greek 'should be taught in every school' – report

Latin and Greek 'should be taught in every school' – report

Coverage of Parliament Street’s report on classics teaching. Students who take the subjects at Oxford receive lessons in basic grammar and syntax because their school education has been so lacking, according to the Parliament Street report. Too often, the report argues, the school syllabus is closer to studying classical civilisation than the language. Read more

by · 23rd December 2012 · Blog
Social network aid for Africa? I’ll retweet to that

Social network aid for Africa? I’ll retweet to that

Parliament Street director Steven George-Hilley writes for Third Sector about how aid workers can use social media to meet their aims. “Organisations in the third sector should look towards a new generation of connected volunteers, many of whom start their journey on a traditional holiday to a developing country, but end up working for good causes for the long term. […]

by · 19th December 2012 · Blog
How social media is transforming aid in developing countries

How social media is transforming aid in developing countries

Parliament Street investigates how social media channels are connecting networks of aid workers in the developing world.

Read more in Third Sector »

by · 19th December 2012 · Tech Frontiers
BBC sacks two workers for misusing Twitter

BBC sacks two workers for misusing Twitter

Steven George-Hilley, director of technology at right-wing think tank Parliament Street, which obtained the figures, said organisations should train staff so that they do not publicly tweet grievances in the first place.   “Misuse of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook by employees can compromise the integrity of publicly funded organisations and trigger long-term reputational damage.” Read more

by · 27th November 2012 · Blog

BBC sacks two workers for Twitter misuse, Parliament Street discovers

A Parliament Street investigation discovers that the BBC has sacked two members of staff for misusing social media.

Read more in the Daily Telegraph »

by · 27th November 2012 · frontpage
Fuelling Europe’s Digital Economy by Unlocking Data Treasures

Fuelling Europe’s Digital Economy by Unlocking Data Treasures

Currently, far too many barriers exist blocking the free sharing of data across borders due to out of date data protocols and procedures that have for too long been holding Europe back. The proposals for driving through very fast internet are laying the foundations for better connectivity, but unlocking valuable data is critical to stimulating the wider economy by providing […]

by · 26th October 2012 · Blog
To Catch A Thief With Business Intelligence

To Catch A Thief With Business Intelligence

Writing for Business Computing World, Steven George-Hilley writes of the potential for business intelligence (BI) to help the government tackle crime. There can be no excuses for the Government to delay fully embracing BI in the fight against crime. Thanks for the explosion of social media, a wealth of data exists to track the movements, analyse and identify potential or ongoing […]

by · 22nd October 2012 · Blog
To Catch A Thief With Business Intelligence

To Catch A Thief With Business Intelligence

Business intelligence offers a serious weapon in the battle against crime, argues Steven George-Hilley

“There can be no excuses for the Government to delay fully embracing BI in the fight against crime. Thanks for the explosion of social media, a wealth of data exists to track the movements, analyse and identify potential or ongoing offenders before they commit a criminal act.”

Read the article at Business Computing World »

by · 22nd October 2012 · Tech Frontiers
Report offers MPs guidelines on how to best use social media

Report offers MPs guidelines on how to best use social media

Our report on MP’s use of twitter is covered in Wired. Parliament Street determined that the most “successful’ tweeting MPs would follow four basic rules: updating their Twitter account regularly; retweeting and answer questions when possible; offering links to campaigns and groups linked to their constituency or party; and, possibly most importantly, maintaining a funny and normal persona on their […]

by · 10th October 2012 · Blog