Twitter Community Cabinet sallies forth once again. #actvcc

By 21 November, 2011 10

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It seems like only yesterday that we were thrilling to the worst form of communication yet devised, the Twitter Community Cabinet of August.

But it’s something our pollies can just about get their tiny heads around, and it gets them glowing press from journos trying to justify their personal Twitter use on company time!

Therefore Chief Minister Gallagher has tweeted that it’s kicking off again at 12.30pm, 28 November.

KatyGMLA Katy Gallagher MLA
3rd Twitter Cabinet 28/11 @12.30 “2013 and beyond: the #canberra you’d like to see”. Join in, share your ideas and hear about ours #actvcc

This is clever! Lots of community engagement, all the touchy feely of “what are you eating for lunch?”, and no pesky complaints about the here and now!

We can all ride our jetpacks to work (while tweeting of course) and build castles in the air to our hearts’ content.

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10 Responses to Twitter Community Cabinet sallies forth once again. #actvcc
#1
poisonivy6:52 pm, 21 Nov 11

Suck it up johnboy – this is happening whether you like it or not. Third time around and still whinging is just tiresome.

#2
Thumper7:27 pm, 21 Nov 11

poisonivy said :

Suck it up johnboy – this is happening whether you like it or not. Third time around and still whinging is just tiresome.

It might be happening but it is completely and utterly pointless and useless.

#3
Mumbucks10:30 pm, 21 Nov 11

Have a tweet.Can’t stop at one. Go JB

#4
LSWCHP10:40 pm, 21 Nov 11

poisonivy said :

Suck it up johnboy – this is happening whether you like it or not. Third time around and still whinging is just tiresome.

It’s the responsibility of every sensible person to point out how bogus this exercise is.

For instance, I’d really like to know what actual results have been produced by these tweet sessions. Anything at all. And then, if something has occurred in the real world (versus the tweetosphere) has that result been achieved more effectively as a result of tweeting, versus writing a letter or something like that. In short, where’s the evidence that this is effective?

Just because something happens as a result of a lot of politicians pushing it, doesn’t make it good. In fact, anything that is spruiked by a lot of politicians is automatically suspicious, in my book.

#5
housebound6:04 am, 22 Nov 11

In itself, finding another way to reach out to the masses is not such a bad idea. The real issue is that it really looks like our esteemed politicians are hiding behind technology as the traditional face-to-face methods seem to have fallen by the wayside.

#6
Deref7:37 am, 22 Nov 11

What incredible idiocy. When they try to restrict government to 140-character twats you know you’re in deep s***

#7
Thumper8:29 am, 22 Nov 11

Deref said :

What incredible idiocy. When they try to restrict government to 140-character twats you know you’re in deep s***

If there was a ‘LIKE’ button I’d press it.

#8
poetix9:26 am, 22 Nov 11

Deref said :

What incredible idiocy. When they try to restrict government to 140-character twats you know you’re in deep s***

Yes, but you don’t like it because you use words like ‘incredible’ and ‘idiocy’ which have more than one sill…sylli…

They’re long words.

#9
Gungahlin Al10:24 am, 22 Nov 11

Thumper said :

poisonivy said :

Suck it up johnboy – this is happening whether you like it or not. Third time around and still whinging is just tiresome.

It might be happening but it is completely and utterly pointless and useless.

I’d argue against that assertion.

GCC has been able to get a few issues either resolved or at least foremost in the relevant minister’s attention (and bypassing any intermediaries) through the medium. As with anything, it is exactly as valuable as the effort you put into it.

But as Housebound said, it can’t be allowed to replace face-to-face – if it is augmented communication, then it should be applauded not disparaged.

I used to chuck off at Twitter too until a few months ago. But now it is a pretty substantial part of my daily communications, news gathering, and personal expression and/or venting. And I think my Facebook friends appreciate that less of that stuff now goes through my FB posts. Matter of using the best tool for the job…

#10
Deref10:44 am, 22 Nov 11

poetix said :

Deref said :

What incredible idiocy. When they try to restrict government to 140-character twats you know you’re in deep s***

Yes, but you don’t like it because you use words like ‘incredible’ and ‘idiocy’ which have more than one sill…sylli…

They’re long words.

:D

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