Thursday, 4 August 2011

Is this how Councils should encourage members to make use of social media?

From Bradford Council's Standards Committee:

Resolved –

(1) That the Monitoring Officer be requested to consult with the officers responsible for provision of IT equipment to Members to draw up a protocol advising on appropriate usage for issue when the equipment is first provided.

(2) That the Monitoring officer be requested to draft a brief guidance note for Members in respect of the potential pitfalls of all forms of communication, including electronic, and that this be presented to a future meeting of the Committee for comment.

They didn't think to ask us about how we might want to make use of technology merely to control and manage the manner in which we do so. Ridiculous.


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