New Blog From Connect Research

2 06 2009

Connected Research is the name for a new blog for Connect’s research department. A blog seeks to provide information and comment on a range of issues of specific interest and Connected Research is no different: the blog will act as a regularly maintained resource for the union on a wide range of issues, including pay and conditions, pensions, telecoms regulation and policy, and social and economic trends. The aim is not to duplicate existing Connect communications but to look at, and link to, the wider press on these themes. More than that, however, a blog also seeks to act as a forum for online comment and debate between its readers.

Congratulations on Calvin on joining the Blogsphere  I did get a few odd looks a couple of years back at conference when we coved the conference sort of live.

You can find Connected Research at:


Bloggers of the world, unite!

19 01 2008

The Columbia Journalism has an interesting article about unionizing blogger’s here the NUJ recently admitted it first fulltime blogger member though there of course have been union members working in new media for a long time some of the MICRONET and PRESTEL editors for example.

Though i do wish they drop the Guild name aspects that hark back old style craft unions which isn’t going to help get bloggers organised – the usual silly comments of course on slashdot but a few sensible comments.

Of course one could argue that for technical bloggers and new media workers Connect would be a better fit but maybe i’me biased 🙂

Want me to send you a membership form Robert 🙂

Blogging at work info from TUC

1 03 2007

Just by chance I came across a useful page discussing the issues raised by the massive rise of blogging and how it relates to employment.

Its over here on the TUC’s site.

If you don’t think this is a problem see the petite anglaise blog, where an individual got the sack – and that was in socialistic France. Now you can see why we use pen names on this blog!