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Celebrating Click: Ten years of technology

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Rajan Datar | 09:28 UK time, Friday, 26 August 2011

It used to be called Digital Planet, it's now called Click - either way it celebrates ten years on air this week, a fleeting moment in human history, but in terms of technology and new media, generations.

You only have to look at some of the most significant trends and geopolitical events to realise just how influential technology has been in the last decade.

The programme's presenter for the past five years has been Gareth Mitchell, and I ask him if he thinks it's a momentous anniversary.

Gareth agrees that so much has happened in those ten years and explaines that for many years Digital Planet had been working with colleagues on Click, for BBC World and that it made sense when the schedules were changed earlier this year to join forces in a more formalised way.

Gareth explains how both Click TV and Radio programmes are very plugged into social media.

With just about any story which might have global significance, they have their own humanitarian or political components, and they also often have a technological angle.

For instance, how are people crowd sourcing through social media to assist people who have been affected by a natural disaster?

I also ask him about the Arab Spring and he explaines that they have been asking some tough questions about the role of social media in the Arab Spring.

Over the last six months, views have changed from it being 'the Facebook revolution' to doubts that social media caused the Arab Spring.

Gareth says a fascinating discussion on this had been playing out over the past six months.

By looking at the blogs and feeds, Click can assess the key role that technology plays - and also put it into context.

If you have views on technology and Click, we'd like to hear from you in the usual way.

Rajan Datar is the presenter of Over To You.

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