At long last the Goverment is getting Social… Or is it?

I believe that the Irish Government’s Information Department has built a new social networking-led internet platform based on WordPress, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter called MerrionStreet.ie.

Wonder what it will look like and if real goverment officials will man it. or will it be another sales type structure, where they just broadcast messages

Under the new structure, Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD and other Government ministers will be in a position to ‘tweet’ to the world based on any number of issues.

According to the team behind MerrionStreet.ie the project took five months to pull together. The move will transform Government communications from the present website and press release format to a more dynamic web presence that will include photography, videos, Facebook status updates, Twitter feeds and web chat.

Most of the information from speeches to photos and video on the newswire-style site will be capable of being ‘shared’ with a wider internet audience whose users can post information to their Facebook statuses, tweet their followers or link the information to their blogs or websites

Suppose its a start, but when it comes to politics I am forever a synic.

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Posted on August 30, 2010, in A mix of articles and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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