Elena Cresci

Social editor at the Guardian

Social editor at the Guardian. I write about the internet and other things. Previously a reporter based in Cardiff and Guildford. This is where I keep my cuttings, plus some presenting work I've been doing recently.

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/elena-cresci

Portfolio

Presenting

BBC News: Getting social on the Welsh election campaign trail
I did a piece for the Wales Report on social media during the Welsh Assembly election. Also took part in the spin show following the BBC's official leaders' debate programme.
Live at Carnegie Library with the Guardian
I presented a live broadcast from Carnegie library in London, with campaigners who had been occupying the building for nine days. The council has closed the library and were...
Sianel Pump - PUMP: 5 ELENA - Rhaglen 2 | Facebook
Episode 2 of Pump Elena – subtitled version here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa6r4uE9sRI
PUMP: 5 Elena
The first episode of a web-show for Welsh-language channel Sianel Pump. (subtitled version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucLA1_8Ej1U)
The Guardian live with Sisters Uncut
I presented the Guardian's first ever Facebook live video, interviewing Sisters Uncut who were protesting against cuts to domestic violence services.
Tech Weekly presents Updog: Duck Army
First episode of an experimental podcast about the internet – called Updog. (do ask us what's up) We interviewed the dude behind the super-viral Duck Army.

The Guardian

Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet
In June 2006, a 16-year-old girl began a video blog on YouTube. Her name was Bree, she'd been lurking in the burgeoning community for a while. She was a self-described dork, she...
#VoteBeaver is the EU referendum campaign we never knew we needed
Welsh politics and the EU referendum doesn't sound like the most fun thing to be talking about on a Friday afternoon. Yet a vandalised Vote Leave sign in mid-Wales is doing the...
Cymru v Gwlad Belg - fel digwyddodd
Os bod Cymru yn ennill y gêm yma, fydd Cymru 'di mynd yn bellach yn twrnaith mawr yn y 20 flunedd dwi wedi bod yn gwylio pêl droed nag Lloegr wedi mynd unrhyw amser yn y 20...
How the NHS saved us
Over the past four weeks, the Guardian has been reporting on one of the most complex organisations in the world: the NHS. As part of the project, we asked our readers to tell us...
British teenage jihadi believed to have been killed in Syria
A 19-year-old from Brighton who "dreamed about martyrdom" is believed to be the latest British jihadi to be killed in Syria, having died in the past 48 hours. Militants in the...
#YesAllWomen: how Twitter reacted to the shootings in California
Late on Friday, a 22-year-old man killed six people and injured 13 more in the college town of Isla Vista in California. Police confirmed British-born Elliot Rodger stabbed...
Founder of Women Who Eat on Tubes claims Facebook has taken group down
Update: A spokesperson for Facebook has clarified the situation. Facebook say the group was accidentally deleted this morning but was reinstated and changed to a private group...
Meet the 75%: the young people who voted to remain in the EU
According to polling data from YouGov, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the European Union. On Friday, the UK voted to leave, with 52% of the overall vote. How does...
Let them eat cake: women hit back at fat-shaming troll
Sometimes, when it comes to internet trolls, the best thing to do is grab a slice of cake. At least that's what one sewing blogger's followers decided after an internet troll...
How to fake a giant rat (and why you shouldn't trust pictures on the internet)
A man in London has claimed to have found a rat bigger than a small dog and a cat put together - but all is probably not what it seems. You know how it goes by now: up pops a...
#WhyImVotingUkip - when a hashtag goes wrong
We're not sure this is what Ukip had in mind when they said "let's get this trending". After the party's spectacular failure to organise a carnival was played out in...
Why did an offensive Greggs logo show up in Google's web search?
Greggs fell afoul of the Google algorithm on Tuesday when an alternative logo popped up to anyone searching for the company. Instead of the company's official logo, an image...
'I am alive!' - medic injured in Kiev tweets after surviving bullet wound
A young woman who tweeted "I'm dying" after she was shot in the neck in Kiev has posted a message on Twitter announcing she is alive. Olesya Zhukovskaya, 21, became an...
University rugby club apologises for 'misogynist, homophobic' leaflet
London School of Economics' men's rugby club has issued an apology after publishing a leaflet describing women as "mingers" and "slags". The leaflet, reportedly distributed at...
'It's a national scandal': 15 stories which show the state of mental health care in the UK
In his speech at this year's Liberal Democrat conference, Nick Clegg pledged an end to the 'outrageous discrimination' in the treatment of mental health illness in the NHS. When...
'Frankly I'm terrified': meet those set to be hit by tax credit cuts
I will lose all my entitlement of £245 a month. I am a single parent of two children and work 34 hours a week on a salary of £26,000.
Swedish 'social experiment' shows people ignoring domestic abuse in a lift
A Swedish "social experiment" has shown only one person of 53 reacting to what seemed like a scene of domestic abuse in a lift. The video was posted by an organisation called...
25 things you may have forgotten about the internet
The open web was 25-years-young on Wednesday - and it's amazing just how much has changed in the last quarter of a century. To celebrate the web's birthday we asked you to tell...
What happens when you accidentally become internet famous?
pls rt bc everyone needs alex from target on their tl pic.twitter.com/31udOj9Fxd This weekend, the internet made a Target employee famous. Currently known only as "Alex from...
The 10 tech commandments to avoid digital shame
Technology may have introduced us to a brave new world where anything is possible. Unfortunately, it's also increased our capacity to make utter fools of ourselves. We asked you...
Ten airport horror stories that will make you never want to fly again
After thousands of passengers were left without their baggage due to a conveyor belt glitch at Heathrow airport this week, we asked you to share some of your airport horror...
Ian Watkins: Court service apologises after naming female defendants
The names of the disgraced Lost Prophet singer's co-defendants were published on the court service's listings site The Court Service has apologised after "mistakenly" publishing...

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