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Find our more about some of the spaces on offer on our social network CommonSocial
SINCE we launched in August, our social network CommonSocial has grown into a grassroots hub for discussion of the social and political issues in Scotland today.
Jenny Constable: Why do I find it so hard to just be friends with a guy?
CommonSpace columnist Jenny Constable wonders how the innocent days of childhood friendship become such complicated affairs for adults
I DIDN'T always find it hard to make male friends. In fact, my oldest friend is actually a guy - my longest serving pal and first 'best friend' when I was wee. So close we were, that I still have the photos of our two-year-old selves, sporting soapy beards and peering over the rim of the shared bathtub our parents had shoved us in to save time.
Derek Bates: Why we must face the fear of an empty technological future
In the final instalment of a three-part series on how technology is changing the fabric of society, Derek Bates examines the importance of community
UNLIKE terrorists, whose purpose appears to be to stop progress, restrict our freedom and compel us to accept laws and mores which applied many centuries ago, most of us are aware that it is impracticable to inhibit advancement.
David Carr: Hasta la victoria siempre, baby - choices for our automated future
CommonSpace columnist David Carr asks how we can use automation to deliver the post-work society that we want. Do we want fully automated luxury communism - or do we want Skynet?
I CAME late to the Terminator franchise. I was researching developments in robotics and friends said I should start with Terminator 2. Good call.
Tess Gallacher: Full Steam ahead - why it's time to bring the arts into Stem fields
Writer Tess Gallacher says it's time to ditch stereotypes about the arts and realise the contribution the sector can make in traditional Stem fields in the modern technological age
IN an age where Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) increasingly dominates the way we live our lives, Scotland’s young people lack the skills to occupy their own future.
#CommonDebate: How would a Corbyn victory in leadership ballot affect Scottish Labour?
Today via CommonSocial, Twitter and Facebook we asked for your responses to our #CommonDebate feature
AS part of Scotland’s new media, what you think about the news is a top priority for CommonSpace – we want to know how you feel about major news stories, and what events you think should be getting attention.
Your views on news issues are incredibly important to us, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Whenever there’s a big question or issue drawing public attention, we’ll use the #CommonDebate hashtag to make sure your voice is heard.
Chris Bowers: Introducing the pro-union political alternative for progressive parties
Former Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Bowers introduces a new collection of political essays - edited by him, Green MP Caroline Lucas and Labour MP Lisa Nandy - aimed at uniting progressive minds across the political spectrum
IT'S never comfortable when old certainties disintegrate and dissolve, but that’s the reality facing the progressive parties in British politics.
Tom Kuehnel: When the Cap doesn’t fit - Why it's time to 'grow green' post-Brexit
Vegan Society campaigner Tom Kuehnel says Brexit offers the UK a chance to redesign agricultural policy
THIRTY-SIX Tory MPs recently called on the government to shift farming subsidies towards environmental protections post-Brexit. Echoing these sentiments, recent surveys have found that the British public feel the same.