Thursday, 16 July 2009

Councillor, MP? Having a spat on the blogs make sure you are you.

I believe this is particularly important for our local politicians when they comment on the local blogs and as the internet becomes more important to local politics, with TDC now coming up with a protocol on blogging I thought I would add what I think is an important point.

Unless you join blogger and sign on when you post then anyone can impersonate you, not so bad for ordinary members of the public but for politicians I would think this could be dammed right dangerous.

Frankly I would recommend that all of our local councillors get themselves a blogger id and comment on the main local blogs to the effect that they will only comment using their identity, so that the blog administrators know if someone is impersonating them.

I should also point out point out that anyone can obtain a blogger id for themselves and yet keep their identity confidential.

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