Thursday, 5 November 2009

Politics Post-Twitter

Lucky enough to have attended the Tweetminster event discussing: Will digital technology give power to the people? (which you can observe the tweetstream for here) and it got me thinking.

When digital and social technology including Twitter etc has had time to properly impact on politics I would expect that the sophistry that permeates politics nowadays will be gone. MPs may be on Twitter but the majority cannot cope with true social media. They will wither on the vine and make way for even more media savvy types. But media savvy transparent types as opposed to media savvy manipulators.

However, as more people go social, it is likely that MPs will restrict their time for constituents (was discussing with the chap behind They Work For You New Zealand) but the question will be how they do this.


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