Now what was The Eagle Café and is now The Royal Harbour Brasserie, (watch out for auto correct here,) is open, meaning that popping in there for a cuppa includes free parking on the end of the pier and what with it being so parky that the camera in my mobile phone would have steamed up if I had walked up there. The pictures in the post are of Ramsgate from there today.
This embedding of videos into blogs just isn’t as straightforward as you would expect, yesterday I embedded the Thanet District Council meeting video into this blog and the press releases blog. It works fine using Google Chrome browser, Firefox and on my Android mobile, but it won’t work on the latest version of Internet Explorer.
There was an article in yesterdays Guardian saying that the government are tightening up on live animal export controls, see http://apps.facebook.com/theguardian/world/2012/dec/12/live-animal-exports-controls-welfare
Here is the Defra release http://michaelsbookshop.com/laptop1212/id3.htm if anyone wants to read it from the horse’s mouth
Here is the info on the Environment UK http://www.enuk.net/food/food/ethical/2910-live-animal-exports-face-tougher-controls-over-welfare-concerns
On to Richborough tip and the internet, Will Scobie is tweeting away at the moment from the meeting about this, see https://twitter.com/willscobie
Clive Hart has just put up the letter he sent to KCC about this on Facebook see http://www.facebook.com/clive.hart
My point here is that councillors are beginning to get to grips with using social networking on the internet.
From last weeks council meeting, the bit about this is at the end of the video, most of which is a bit like watching paint dry, it looks as though we may soon be getting tweets directly from council meetings.
I guess that the first stages of the council getting to grips with the use of technology in meetings has to develop eventually into them realising that people including the public don’t actually need to attend the meetings in person to take part in them.
I wonder if in a few years time local or even national government will have websites with “vote for it now” buttons on them, perhaps politicians will become redundant, like shopkeepers as we all engage directly online.