Twitter has delivered for ‘traditional’ journalism

There’s been a lot of talk about what Twitter and other social media platforms can do for politicians –  especially in Australia where the federal election will be held tomorrow. Stephen Collins pointed out (quite rightly) that “the average punter is still relying on the tabloids, commercial radio and mainstream evening news and current affairs…

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….

Politicians and Twitter

What better time to take a look at state politicians’ tweets than now – at the official beginning of the South Australian election period? It’s fantastic that some pollies have delved into social media, using platforms like Twitter. This means they get it – right? Er … maybe not. Taking a cursory look at some…