Which government embraces Facebook? (hint: it's not ours)

A few weeks ago Dave D. kindly sent me this article out of England about how junior public servants are teaching their senior colleagues how to use facebook.

And just in case you think this is an ad hoc thing…

Cabinet Office minister Tom Watson yesterday said Whitehall mandarins had been given new guidelines ‘to encourage civil servants to take the first steps to engage with online social networks’.

I wonder if any Public Servant or Conservative Cabinet minister would be willing to share the same idea with our PM… likely not.

2 thoughts on “Which government embraces Facebook? (hint: it's not ours)

  1. Jeremy Vernon

    We could always create a interactive version of this : http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/FindED.aspx?L=e

    Use the Voter information db as a data kernel to roll out a community platform for each district – entirely automated.

    Forcing mechanism for each of the MPs, we could even invite their electoral rivals to join in.

    It’d like a reverse Facebook, the crowd maintains the profile on them and they can elect to join the discussion…or not.

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  2. Jeremy Vernon

    We could always create a interactive version of this : http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/FindED.aspx…Use the Voter information db as a data kernel to roll out a community platform for each district – entirely automated.Forcing mechanism for each of the MPs, we could even invite their electoral rivals to join in.It’d like a reverse Facebook, the crowd maintains the profile on them and they can elect to join the discussion…or not.

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