Craig Goodall Wrote:Here at Walsall we have a quite active twitter page that is run by the press office (general not scrutiny specific although we are lobbying for one). I think twitter, rather than facebook, is a good method that scrutiny could use to generate local interest in scrutiny meetings. For example tweets could be made advertising meetings and requesting feedback on issues that are coming to scrutiny.
We have a member focus group looking into this issue at the moment so hopefully there will be some developments in the future on this.
I would support the idea of using twitter as opposed to facebook as problems already reffered to getting access to the site at work. As with all methods of networking, it does rely on maintaining interest beyond the initial launch and ensuring that it does what it does says on the tin - to use a well worn cliche. There is a need for people workign in overview and scrtuiny to be more proactive in both telling people what it has done but also what it can do. I think this idea is worth pursuing.