Social media and representation

Liz has a couple of plain English videos worth looking at here.

Signposts off

Three articles have caught my eye over the weekend:

  1. Wikipedia and the law: The libel laws haven’t yet caught up with the existence of Wikipedia. This is a problem – and it offers a huge advantage to those with the means to use lawyers to intimidate. The article itself is short and to-the-point, but Padraig Reidy works for Index on Censorship – he and blogger Jack of Kent are rather on top of this subject generally. Both sites are worth bookmarking.
  2. Reaching council residents with social media: A good article by Simon Wakeman leaves me with the usual question: What steps are being taken to encourage elected councillors to be the channel for this kind of communication?
  3. The Power of Information Taskforce Report: It’s online and open to comments for two weeks. Probably more on this later…