The News Journal ran a front page story today about some proposed rules about Kent County government employees and social media use.
So, here’s the thing – I’ve made it very clear that one of my primary motives in the social media initiative is to undermine government – to get people to see government as the entity that exists to serve the public, provide infrastructure, etc. – NOT to see government as the organization that gives society permission.
I would argue that by taking this ham-fisted approach to social media, our friends in Kent County are making themselves irrelevant to the public conversation and demonstrating just how limited they are in their understanding of society.
Here’s a video of me talking about this during our social media training event in Newark this morning:
There will be more on this next week.
Seriously Kent County – keep up the great work, thanks for joining me in my efforts to undermine the government!