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Monday 9 November 2015

#NewWay2Govern: Digital Engagement

Let that sink in for a second.

Partisan politics is the opposite of this - it's about reinforcing messages, not having conversations; the focus is on driving people to act, not to think.  In traditional partisan politics, the people are pieces, not participants.

There are still some organizations out there who think social media is a broader push tool, rather than recognizing it for what it is.

In much the same way some folk still think emotional push-button campaigns are the way to drive votes your way.

Times are changing, the tools are changing, expectations are changing.

Those who fail to adapt won't be remembered as "history's actors" - they'll be lucky to be remembered at all.

The future is increasingly an open playing field.  And we're all players in the game.  

As it should be.

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