Secretary of State for Education, Alan Johnson, has made a speech about the need to include blogging and social media into democracy. His comments were made in a speech entitled, Education and Democracy, which he delivered to the UK Youth Parliament this Monday (24 July).
According to the DfES website, Alan "next Prime Minister?" Johnson argued:
"for a new personalised approach in the way we communicate, interact and operate as politicians, teachers and citizens."
It's good to see the government addressing the issues of blogging and social media to the electorate of the future. It is certainly a step in the right direction followjng the government's recent anti-blogging stance. Will this mean democracy through UGC?
You can view or download the speech here.
HAT TIP: Stuart Bruce
Cross-posted to: eDemocracy Update