Why politicians will never embrace Twitter

Hot on the heels of my blog looking at social media’s blind date with Australian politics, I thought it was timely to remind ourselves why MPs will never fully embrace Twitter. Most politicians don’t use Twitter to its full potential. It’s important to understand why – and a behind-the-scenes look at political life will help….

Prakky and the PM

Okay, time for some self love (still not sure how to spell narcissism). Thanks to @ashsimmonds, I noted this week that Trendsmap had me listed as the top Adelaide tweeter: ahead of our dear Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Now, there may be few opportunities for me to be ranked above the nation’s PM, so I thought I’d paste…

The ultimate blind date: Oz Politics and Social Media

Two hot topics collided this week. The Australian Federal election .. and social media. Star-crossed lovers, their eyes met across a crowded forum. “How will social media impact the Australian federal election campaign?” was the squeal. “Will Twitter decide any seats?” “Which pollies have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon today?” “How will political journos use…

Good Housekeeping … in the Digital World

Many of us are online now, signing up to all sorts of online communities and creating multiple profiles. In some cases, we’ve registered for so many sites that we don’t realise how large our digital footprint is. We lose track of the profiles we’ve created, the photos we’ve uploaded, the forums we’ve commented in. This…