Croydon debates: is social media good for local government?

Posted on March 6th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Does Twitter air Croydon’s dirty linen in public?

Croydon Debate Club is organised and chaired by Robert Ward, a Citizen contributor and now a Conservative candidate for the local council. After a break of ten months, the club invited Croydonians of any political affiliation to attend Project B on Wednesday 21st February to debate whether social media has a positive or negative impact on local government.

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This is Croydon

Posted on August 30th, by Sam Harper-Booth in Culture. No Comments

Posts on Instagram using #croydonis are being featured as part of an exhibition called ‘What is Croydon?’ at the Museum of Croydon

A while ago I was sat in my classroom in Italy, telling my tutor about where I was born, Croydon. I told him that it was the biggest borough in London by population, that the town is one of the mostly highly sought after office … Read More »

Croydon businesses need to get on Instagram

Posted on May 15th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Potential Croydonian customers are all on Instagram, why aren’t you?

Recently, I wrote about how setting up Croydon’s first fashion label (Croydon Vs The World) led me to discover the joys of the photo-based social network Instagram.

Having explored the medium a little further since then, I’ve discovered extraordinary stories of enterprising individuals who use the platform with little effort to make thousands of dollars … Read More »

Print archive: November 2016 – When will it end?

Posted on December 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

Chaos on the Brighton Line has begun to have a major impact on Croydon, as this issue examines in depth

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I bought my Croydon flat on Instagram

Posted on October 6th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 10 comments

Hunting for a new home in outer London, Maddie Duxbury took a look through the eyes of its inhabitants

Okay, the title is not entirely true… but allow me a little journalistic licence for my first Croydon Citizen article.

So whilst I didn’t physically purchase my first property through the world’s fastest growing social media channel, the most crucial of property buying decisions (where to buy!) … Read More »