WASHINGTON — Less than three weeks after being sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has more Twitter followers than Speaker Nancy Pelosi, more interactions than Barack Obama, one of C-SPAN's most-watched congressional floor speeches of all time and a ubiquitous nickname that doubles as her Twitter handle — "AOC." Democrats want to learn from her, Republicans want to destroy her and many in Washington fear being "dunked on" by her. The 29-year-old House freshman from New York is showing her older peers what the future of politics might look like once the digital natives like her take over, for better or worse. "We've just never had someone who matches both our demographics and our politics," said Waleed Shahid, who worked on her campaign and is the communications director of the left-wing group Justice Democrats. "Bernie (Sanders) matches our politics, but he doesn't match our demographics." Democrats were not exactly … [Read more...] about Democrats ‘like’ it: The secret to Ocasio-Cortez’s social media success
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Elizabeth Dwoskin, The Washington Post Published 7:43 am PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Bailey Richardson was one of the 13 original Instagram employees, has decided to no longer use the app. Bailey Richardson was one of the 13 original Instagram employees, has decided to no longer use the app. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Yana Paskova Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Yana Paskova Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Bailey Richardson was one of the 13 original Instagram employees, has decided to no longer use the app. Bailey Richardson was one of the 13 original Instagram employees, has decided to no longer use the app. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Yana Paskova She's one of … [Read more...] about She’s one of millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.
PUBLISHED: 14:38 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:40 31 October 2018 Sheena Grant Knowing how to keep children safe online can be a minefield for parents. Parenting support social business Huddl is organising parent talks in Ipswich and Cambridge at which experts will offer advice. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto This content is subject to copyright. Should you let children play video games rated above their age or have a social media account and how do you talk to a teenager about how much time they spend online without causing an argument? Sheena Grant goes in search of some advice for parents with the help of an expert speaking at an event in East Anglia. Caroline Hurst, director of education at Childnet International. Picture Adam HollingworthWe hear a lot about the dark side of the internet - cyberbullying, grooming, sexting and how social media can mess with a young person’s self esteem. But that’s not the whole story. The online world … [Read more...] about How to keep your children safe online
BORIS Johnson blasted the PM's plans for Brexit as "a cheat and a fraud" as he joined a campaign to ditch the Chequers deal. The ex-Foreign Secretary last night released a video message aimed at rallying Brexit supporters against Theresa May's proposals. It comes as businesses are set to be contacted directly by the Government to be told how they need to prepare for a possible No Deal outcome. And Theresa May has been meeting her Cabinet to rally them behind her Brexit plans. Mr Johnson released a social media video last night pledging support for the #StandUp4Brexit campaign, already backed by 40 other MPs. He said: "On June 23, 2016, the people of this country voted to take back control of the money that we send to the European Union, our borders, and above all our laws. "So that we can not only vary out regulation, do things differently, but also do free trade deals around the world. "And I'm afraid to say that the proposals our Government is now putting forward, the so-called … [Read more...] about Brexit deal latest – Boris Johnson blasts Theresa May’s plans for Brexit as ‘a cheat and a fraud’ as businesses warned they must step up No Deal planning
Residents in Buckinghamshire are being asked to help the County Council make important budget decisions in a consultation that has launched today. The annual budget consultation asks people for their views on the Council’s financial plans for next year and on areas where spending should be prioritised. Everyone living or working in the county is encouraged to take part.The short consultation can be completed online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/budget2019 until the closing date of 14 November.Noel Brown, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health, says it’s incredibly important that as many people as possible get involved in the consultation: “In these continually challenging times, we need to make sure every pound gets spent where it’s needed most, and it’s also very important that people tell us about the areas and services they would like spending prioritised on.“Whether you think we need to spend money on supporting good education and … [Read more...] about Budget consultation: Residents urged to give their views on financial plans for next year