ACT: the Lib Dems’ new action network launched today

Screenshot of ACT - the Lib Dems' action networkToday sees the public launch of ACT, the Liberal Democrats’ new social action network. This is the second launch in our three-part strategy,following on from the new-look libdems.org.uk.

ACT is a place where supporters can connect with one another, organise events and campaigns, share photos and videos and talk about politics.

Our aim is to reach a community of Liberal Democrats that extends beyond the formal boundary of party membership. So although ACT will be maintained as a Liberal Democrat supporting community, it is open to non-members as well as members.

The site has been running for a few days after a soft-launch to get the content started, but there is now a link to it on the Home Page of libdems.org.uk and other Lib Dem sites. It will also be promoted through various Lib Dem email lists.

ACT is built on the Californian-based social network platform Ning that has great usability and, with its use of Ning Apps and the OpenSocial framework, will allow further innovation and customisation.

We plan to develop a number of bespoke campaigning and fundraising apps over the coming months to extend the capability of ACT.

The third part of the web strategy, launching in December, is a completely new Members’ Website that will deliver party news, information and campaigning resources.

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11 Comments

  • Hooray. An insular, inward-looking third-rate Facebook clone walled garden which doubles the amount of work I have to do because now I have to do it on two sites instead of one. What a waste of time.

  • I think it’s a great tool and I’m really looking forward to using it. 🙂

  • To register the site is asking me for the day month and year for my birthday. But I have one every year!

  • I think it’s an awesome innovation for the party. Definitely easier for people who don’t want to entirely conflate their personal and political personas.

    It’s open to non-members too, so even casual supporters can join, find out about events in their area and get involved.

    Take a deeper look – there are loads of fun and interesting things on there!

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