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. But first, what is Twitter’s full potential? Here’s an indication … Continue reading Why politicians will never embrace Twitter

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 Twitter during the campaign?” “Which party has the lamest YouTube … Continue reading The ultimate blind date: Oz Politics and Social Media

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 can create problems. After all, who needs to have: Forums … Continue reading Good Housekeeping … in the Digital World