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05. 27. 2008

Britain's Prime Minister invites questions via Youtube

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I always encourage people to embrace the opportunities for communication that new technologies have opened up: from VOIP to IM, cell phones to voicemail, blogging to social networking, I'm all over it, all of it.

But there are some people who you would think would have better things to do with their time. So whilst I admire the initiative behind Gordon Brown's idea to answer questions from the British public over YouTube (politicians should be more accountable, not to mention more adept when it comes to new technology) I can't help thinking this could be an invitation to disaster - surely the admin involved will be an organizational nightmare?

Still, any Brits who are less cynical than myself have until June 21st to submit questions via the Downing Street YouTube channel. And I must admit it seems a better use of the Internet than the web camera of opposition leader David Cameron - watching a politician eat breakfast isn't high on my list of priorities...

What do you think - should politicians stick to what they know, or try to attract the technophile vote?

Via the BBC.

Posted by diane    Category: current affairs | on the web
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