Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hillary wants government bloggers

Hillary agrees with me:

"We should even have a government blogging team where people in the agencies are constantly telling all of you, the taxpayers, the citizens of America, everything that's going on so that you have up-to-the-minute information about what your government is doing, so that you too can be informed, and hold the government accountable," Clinton said.

[quoted in Wired]

But rather than push this on at the federal or even state level, where it will just become the job of professional PR people, I think this would be far more important and effective for local governments, where individual personalities matter more, and where direct feedback with individuals can be more effective.

3 comments:

Marty said...

You think that the idea of government blogging would be more effective at the local level. Have you suggested it to any of the councilmembers or the city administraton? If so, what was the response?

Anonymous said...

Referring to Hillary Clinton's call for governmental blogging, you stated: "I think this would be far more important and effective for local governments..."
Have you suggested this to your local government and school district? If so, what was said in response?

Richard Sprague said...

Matter of fact, yes, there is a lot of interest. Look for some bigger announcements soon.