In 2010, over 27 million Britons had a Facebook profile, 40 per cent of internet users uploaded self-created content to the web, and the same amount posted messages to chat sites, blogs and newsgroups. Digital technology was transforming our professional and social lives. But could it also be ushering in a new age of civic and political engagement?

The Young Foundation researched the potential of digital technology as a tool for social change. From Neuroresponse, a new model of telecare for people with Multiple Sclerosis, to the School of Everything, a project that connects people who want to learn with potential teachers; The Young Foundation’s work shows how digital technology leads to increasingly creative responses to social issues.

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Posted on: 1 September 2010

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