More negative comparisons with the USA. In Europe’s defence, I do get the impression that the formal political processes here are more concerned with social inclusion and participation than they are in the USA, and our political processes provide for more than two parties and therefore a wider range of viewpoints, so maybe the issues aren’t seen as urgent? I’m just saying…
There does not seem to be a real sense of urgency in Europe. Engaging citizens remains a noble aspiration but few would consider doing it by reaching out to them on somebody else’s social network. With few exceptions, most seem to be banning access to social sites from the workplace, and there is very little done even in terms of social media strategies and policies, let alone any reflection on the pivotal role of employees.European clients seem to be unwilling to challenge the status quo and to believe that anything can happen from the bottom-up and from the outside-in.
PS I’m learning that Delicious auto-post to WordPress combined with WordPresses autopost to twitter don’t make a good combo. So I’ll silence Delicious now I think… it’ll reduce the number of these rushed blog posts at least!