How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. This framework came from one I developed for social media campaigns for companies (workshops) but hey! it works for grassroots activism too! Social Media puts the media in YOUR hands now. The power is great but so is the responsibility. […]
Moving from representational democracy to direct democracy and using social media to choose where the taxes go… the future of government.
Tips on social media guidelines for staff. This article references the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet secret guidelines requiring staff to report on fellow workers who post anonymously an opinion on a political situation. There is also a rather unclear statement around when you can and cannot critique Government officials. I have not gone into the repercussions – staff will blow up online and no one will know as there were no warning signs, or that contractor organisations and eventually small business will follow these draconian practices. That’s a given. I’ve stuck with Tips 🙂
Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people. A summary of social media responses including Citizen Journalism is Process Journalism, Why Governments Fear Social Media and online communities – the Demise of Representational Democracy, Why Traditional Media Ignores or Reviles Social Media, Move over Government, […]
How do services like the Police engage in Social Media and online communities? Well the South Australian Police force have released a social media news site. In some respects the Police site usurps crime beat reporting in newspapers by using only “if it bleeds it leads” articles, as all the news is about crimes such […]
Today the Australian Government stepped up it’s campaign to hide the extent the epidemic of bullying that is occurring in schools by banning the evidence. As social media sites continue to turn over the rock of social evils and shine a light on social ills that we assumed were “rare” or “exaggerated” the Government’s response […]
Australia: Government 2.0 is such a hot topic. I’m speaking in Canberra next week – a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. Come along if you are interested – I think you can book from IBRC.com.au
Quite a different slant from the 40 Social Media Guidelines for Staff, here are Mosman Council laying out their guidelines for following @mosmancouncil on Twitter: Stop following me! If @mosmancouncil is following you and you’d rather we didn’t, please feel free to block us. Be aware that Twitter is a public space on the internet and all interaction is […]