Tag Archives: mhks

Moorhouse media misunderstandings

Sometimes it’s hard to see what politicians are getting at when it comes to the media – and sometimes they don’t make it any easier to understand them. In Tynwald this week, Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse asked a very odd question which had a number of implications. And it’s not the first […]

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6 ways social media influenced the Manx election

The votes are in, and the winners and losers have been announced – so how did Facebook influence the Manx general  election? I’m feeling fairly smug, as many of the candidates I trained did win their contests (I’m running at a success rate of about 60 per cent).

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Facebook Election – Manx facts and figures

September’s polls are being called the Facebook election  by some, but is the Isle of Man really using social media for political discourse and debate? I’ve been researching which candidates use Facebook, and how well they’re managing to connect with online constituents.

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How to lose friends and horrify people

One of the things I teach prospective MHKs is how to separate their personal and public social media profiles in an election. It’s a lesson someone in Ramsey could do with learning, given the hateful, racist, homophobic views splashed all over his Facebook feed.

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Mahna Manannan and other Muppets

Here’s something I find a source of fascination on the Isle of Man: the obsessive-compulsive anonymous social media loons proclaiming themselves “news sources” or “commentators”. The latest example is from Mannanan himself, an ancient Celtic sea god and tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist who loves referring to himself in the third person.

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