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How best to treat your constituents

Twitter is such a wonderful way to share your thoughts with the world, a way that some local councillors around the UK have decided is beneficial for “engaging their constituents”. A useful tool for public (or private) two way communication, it really cannot be bettered – unless you try something arcane and daft like, say, Facebook or email yay! It allows you to “get down wiv de kidz” and and be really connected in a digital sort of way.

So if you live in or around South Tyneside you might like to join in and see what some of your local councillors get up to.

There are some interesting conversations going on here, which were followed by

this, then this, and this,

followed by a response

then a riposte

and another

all very engaging no?

I find Twitter to be very interesting in many ways, either as an access to breaking news and opinions as they happen on the street, or salacious gossiping, or as a semi news reader for those regularly updating their blogs. If you are a political type who blogs, what do you get out of Twitter?

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank :: post to facebook

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Written by curly

June 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Posted in I.T., North-East, politics, sarcasm

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