If you’re an elected representative, what does an e-mail mean? If it’s from a constituent, individually written, it’s clear enough. But what about if it’s part of a campaign? In the clip above Clay Shirky argues that the predictive value of an e-mail for a member of Congress is zero, and with e-mail campaigns its impossible to rescue the signal from noise. Have we put the barrier to political engagement so low that it can cease to be meaningful? I can’t claim to have the answers, but watch the clip and have a bit of a think. The clip starts at the best bit of the presentation, but the rest is worth watching too.
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Hey @skinnock you stand by this now, I suppose? Or magically all is going to be fine and dandy with Brexit now, is it...? (Good spot @ottocrat)
Reading this, you realise how baffling and irresponsible it is that well over half of Tory MPs are backing Brexit. https://t.co/kWJRP7lLwl
The reason is that the ComRes poll was *actually* Deal 30%, No Deal 20%, Remain 42%, and the two leave options are added up.
This is far less surprising, when polls split out different options like they they do often find the Leave options sum to more than the Remain ones.
If you try to defend anti semitism to me here, or criticise Ellman for an overreaction, you’re going to be blocked immediately.
If you can’t see the problem with a MP 55 years in the Labour Party feeling she has to resign from it over this... then... I have no words for you.
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