As someone with a who’s been involved in the practical application of information technology since the mid 90s the use of Twitter for community cabinets appals my sense of “the right tool for the right job”.
But Twitter is what every glib suit in the political-media nexus is gibbering about (mostly to justify their use of it while at work), so we’re having another one as announced on Twitter by Chief Minister Gallagher last night:
KatyGMLA Katy Gallagher MLA
2nd twitter cabinet 30/8 @7pm will be general before we go to single subject forums with ind Ministers @ABarrMLA @SimonCorbell @JoyBurchMLA
Moving it to the evening will get a different crowd.
They’ll lose the workplace malingerers who will instead have to participate in their own time and might choose to have dinner with their families instead.
On the other hand they’ll pick up people who actually work during the day with an interest.
Special interest griefers and cloud addled techno-utopians should start compacting their thoughts to 140 characters now. No reason you can’t pre-draft your tweets as you won’t be reading a damn thing anyone writes anyway eh?