Thinking about using the social web to do democratic things…..

Devon CC – Social Web guidelines

Carl from Devon CC has posted his social web guidelines on his blog.  You can find them here.  I think this is a hugely helpful thing to do and something that all Councils need to be getting on and doing…..enjoy….

I think one of the trickiest things about council officers using the social web is what happens when they want to act as a citizen and not as a member of staff?  Its difficult to reconcile personal opinions with your professional position but it is something that will have to be accomodated as officers are often voters as well.  Its a line which they have been walking for years in the physical world but it becomes much more complicated and immediate in the a networked society context and I think we will all need to get a lot more sophistcated about indentity and indentity management to deal with this.

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