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Everything is not OK


Hi, it’s me. The person who responded to the president elect of the United States of America with a tweet about the importance of climate change. He hadn’t asked my opinion. He had just accidentally responded to a tweet that accidentally mentioned me so I accidentally ended up being thrown into the limelight for a short while.  My response though was deliberate. Given an opportunity to speak...

Trumpiversary 2020: Borrowed Earth


It’s January 17th again tomorrow… 3 years since that Tweet. I toyed with big ideas, I toyed with letting it go, but here I am, late evening 16th, putting together some thoughts. As we are discovering, accidental tweets are the very least of President Trump’s questionable activities but, for me, this still represents the day I decided to take the power accidentally given to me and use it as...

This is a civilised country


When I was 14 I lived in a country called Yugoslavia.This is a civilised country, people said, there will be no war. We had hyperinflation. That means that they had to knock zeros of the currency so you didn’t have to carry buckets of cash.This is a civilised country, people said, there will be no war. We had lots of nationalist chatter. Even some pop songs that triggered fights at school discos...

Do something


Hello, my name is Ivanka Majic and 2 years ago on the 17th of January Donald Trump accidentally tweeted me. I replied: And you’re a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on  Twitter and more time learning about #climatechange. I had lots of retweets and made it onto TV, Radio, and the newspapers. It was all very exciting. Two years on and the UN has issued a...

Trumpiversary: a year since President Donald Trump gave me a megaphone.


A year ago today President-elect Trump tweeted me – by accident. I replied highlighting climate change. The story got international coverage. I had a choice: sit quietly and wait for it to go away, or take the platform offered to me and add my own voice. While I am a person who is vocal and I have opinions, I have never sought any limelight. I was going to ignore it. The original tweet...

3 reasons why you should support Ubuntu Edge


Crowdfunding has been steadily proving itself as a viable way for increasingly commercial projects to seek upfront financial support from their customers, yet up till now, no-one has attempted anything quite as big as the £32m Ubuntu Edge project. Ubuntu Edge aims to build and ship 40,000 mobile phones, all running Ubuntu. It’s already breaking records and I want to give you three reasons...

I am we.


A few days before I went on holiday my regular newsletter from the Fawcett Society opened with the following: The Fawcett Society has filed papers with the High Court seeking a Judicial Review of the government’s recent budget This blog post has been brewing ever since and I apologise, mostly to myself, for not getting it out sooner. Let there be no doubt in your mind that my response to...

Thank you


This weekend @petegale, Jules and I completed Oxfam Trailwalker in 24 hours 39 minutes. We could not have done it without our amazing support crew: Tom, @clarissima, @harveymarketing and Nick. Thank you for patching us up and keeping us going. Thanks also to Ben who turned up with sweet hot coffee at just the right moment. Thank you to the Gurkhas for the smiles, the cheers and the clapping. All...

Design and the art of walking up hills


I quite enjoy the challenge of taking on long distances; mostly walking, sometimes bicycle. There is something enormously satisfying about getting to the end. In order to be fit enough to undertake these efforts I exercise quite regularly. I cycle wherever and whenever I can and I go for short runs when I don’t have time for long walks. It is inevitable (especially living, as I do, in...

About Author


Ivanka Majic works in technology. She was Head of Design for Ubuntu, service managed Digital Marketplace through to beta, was acting director of digital for the Labour Party. She lives and works in Brighton where she works with the council’s digital first team, does a bit of teaching at Sussex University, and works with her husband on projects like and the BRAVOs. She has also started a podcast with her friend Michael which you can listen to at