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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development cover Parliament Street research

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development cover Parliament Street research

The Charted Institute of Personnel and Development have covered our new research into social media misuse at the Department of Work and Pensions:   Government department sacks staff over social media abuse More than 100 workers disciplined for using Twitter and Facebook Eleven civil servants at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been sacked for misusing Twitter or […]

by · 11th January 2013 · Press Room
The Guardian – Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

The Guardian – Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Wednesday 9th January 2013   Steven George-Hilley, Parliament Street’s Director of Technology comments on news that eleven civil servants have been sacked for mis-use of Twitter. He said: “In a social media age, it beggars belief that employees are being banned from using sites like Twitter and Facebook in the workplace. Read more

by · 9th January 2013 · Press Room, News
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 · Press Room, News
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 · Press Room
Burton Mail: Andrew Griffiths MP a “top tweeter”

Burton Mail: Andrew Griffiths MP a “top tweeter”

The Burton Mail has covered our new research paper @Parliament: the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter and our finding that their local MP, Andrew Griffiths, is a top tweeter: Social networking is the ‘perfect tool’ for town’s MP BURTON’S MP has been named a top tweeter and has proclaimed that social networking is a ‘perfect tool to engage […]

by · 6th November 2012 · Press Room
Telegraph and Argus report on Parliament Street Twitter research paper

Telegraph and Argus report on Parliament Street Twitter research paper

The Telegraph and Argus, daily newspaper for Bradford, West Yorkshire, has reported on our new research paper @Parliament: the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter: Not all Bradford politicians are totally convinced social media is the best way to get across their political message Four of the five Bradford MPs are using Twitter to communicate with constituents with one […]

by · 6th November 2012 · Press Room
Parliament Street in the Daily Post

Parliament Street in the Daily Post

6 November 2012 Parliament Street’s campaign for greater use of social media as a tool for MPs to improve relationships with their constituents has been picked up by yet another newspaper – The Daily Post, the daily newspaper covering North Wales:   “Steven George-Hilley of Parliament Street said: “Breaking down barriers between the Westminster bubble and the electorate should be […]

by · 6th November 2012 · Press Room
The Argus: MPs urged to use Twitter

The Argus: MPs urged to use Twitter

The Argus, newspaper for Brighton and Hove Albion, have covered Parliament Street’s research paper, @Parliament: the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter: MPs urged to use Twitter MPs need to brush up on their Twitter skills to build stronger connections with their constituents. That’s according to think tank Parliament Street which has produced a new report urging MPs to […]

by · 23rd October 2012 · Press Room
The Marketing Blog covers our research into MPs Twitter use

The Marketing Blog covers our research into MPs Twitter use

The Marketing Blog has done an extensive piece into our new research paper, @Parliament: the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter: Leading politicians, including Tessa Jowell, tweet 40 times per day on average Report urges out of touch MPs to brush up on Twitter skills Research from UK think tank Parliament Street urges elected representatives to be smarter on social […]

by · 10th October 2012 · Press Room
Computer Business Review – MPs told to brush up on Twitter skills report

Computer Business Review – MPs told to brush up on Twitter skills report

5th October 2012 Further coverage of our research report on Twitter use by MPs, this time in Computer Business Review. Steven George-Hilley, our Director of Technology and Enterprise told the publication: “Whilst it’s clear that certain MPs are maximising social media channels to engage with voters, many still have a long way to go before they achieve the status of […]

by · 5th October 2012 · Press Room