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Parliament Street in Get Reading

Parliament Street in Get Reading

5th November 2013 Following the news that Bracknell MP Dr. Phillip Lee has seen his Twitter following grow from 787 in September in 2012 to 3,064 in the same month this year, Parliament Street’s Steven George-Hilley was quoted in Get Reading extolling the merits of Twitter in public life. Steven George-Hilley, director of technology, Parliament Street said: “Social media is […]

by · 8th November 2013 · Press Room
Steven George-Hilley interview with ITV

Steven George-Hilley interview with ITV

Parliament Street Director Steven George-Hilley went on ITV’s Daybreak show at Conservative Party conference. George-Hilley was chatting about the  threat posed by UKIP to the party. The interview was just one media slot of many at party conference by the Parliament Street team. Other interviews included  discussions with the BBC and local radio shows. He told the breakfast show that the support for UKIP would fall […]

by · 2nd October 2013 · Press Room
Daily Telegraph: Ofcom staff make thousands of attempts to access online pornography

Daily Telegraph: Ofcom staff make thousands of attempts to access online pornography

Monday 30th September 2013 (online on the 29th)   Parliament Street has obtained figures that show that Staff at Ofcom, the media regulator, have made more than 4,000 ”attempts” to access pornographic material online in the last three months, official figures show. Steven George-Hilley, director of technology at the Parliament Street, said the data raised questions for the watchdog. ”Clearly […]

by · 30th September 2013 · Press Room
Parliament Street in the Daily Mail

Parliament Street in the Daily Mail

The following diary piece was featured in the Daily Mail on Monday 30th September 2013. Ofcom Pornography A think-tank has called for staff at Ofcom to be punished if they look at online pornography. Steven George-Hilley of Parliament Street, which found that staff at the media regulator had tried to access explicit sites 4,234 times since June, said it must […]

by · 30th September 2013 · Press Room
Parliament Street in the Bath Chronicle

Parliament Street in the Bath Chronicle

Steven George-Hilley director of technology at Parliament Street has been quoted in the Bath Chronicle, in an article discussing MP’s use of Social Media, especially Twitter. “Social media is now a defining feature of modern society, influencing every aspect of life. By using social sites like Twitter, MPs can build trust with the electorate and engage the next generation in […]

by · 25th September 2013 · Press Room
The Metro: Covers Parliament Street Research

The Metro: Covers Parliament Street Research

  One of the UK’s best read newspapers has covered the findings of Parliament Street’s upcoming Twitter Index 2013. The full report will be published next week.

by · 20th September 2013 · Press Room, frontpage
The Evening Standard: Student Loans Special

The Evening Standard: Student Loans Special

Parliament Street research into Student Loans Company social media policy is covered in the Evening Standard.

by · 7th September 2013 · Press Room, frontpage
Parliament Street on ITV news

Parliament Street on ITV news

2nd September 2013 Parliament Street was featured on ITV News’ website, as four employees of the Student Loans Company were sacked over inappropriate and threatening remarks on Facebook, it has been revealed. “Steven George-Hilley, from the think-tank Parliament Street, who made the request about social media misuse over the last five years, said: “These incidents suggest it may be time […]

by · 2nd September 2013 · Press Room
Parliament Street in the Daily Telegraph

Parliament Street in the Daily Telegraph

From the Daily Telegraph – June 21st 2013: Civil servants disciplined for abuse of Facebook A civil servant has been banned from promotion for a year for misusing social media. The employee was one of seven staff disciplined by the Welsh government for writing “inappropriate comments” on Facebook or Twitter over the past five years, it has been disclosed. The […]

by · 21st June 2013 · Press Room
Steven George-Hilley speaks to The Register

Steven George-Hilley speaks to The Register

The Register, a leading global online tech publication, with more than nine million monthly unique browsers worldwide, has reported on new Parliament Street research into social media misuse amongst the civil service: Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant’s squirm up greasy pole Latest government pen-pusher scolded for online idiocy Welsh bureaucrats are in trouble again for their use of social networking […]

by · 21st June 2013 · Press Room