Friday, 3 April 2009

The Tweeps

Do you want to be able to check-up on your local councillor?

LGA reports that Wandsworth Councillor, James Cousins has set up a website to aggregate the twitterings of local councillors.

He hopes the independent site called Cllr Tweeps will better "help councillors engage and communicate with their communities".

The Local Government Association has responded and on April 8th will launch Tweety Hall. Edward Welsh explained that "the decline of the local newspaper means councillors have fewer channels available to them to speak to the public, and so the online community is rapidly growing in importance."

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