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Subject: Re: [election-services] Twitter

Can we point to the tweets themselves that Newcastle used (sorry if I
missed them in the thread)?  Twitter strikes me as powerful and useful
for updates... in essence, "microblogging".  Simply transforming
results into tweets doesn't seem like the best use case for twitter
election results.  That would be something that passed through twitter
a note when the results had been updated and new numbers now
available... and possibly individual twitter accounts for specific
contests of interest that people could "follow" and see regular
results updates for. best, Joe

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:11 AM, John Borras <john@pensive.eu> wrote:
> Agreed it’s not or decision.  All I am suggesting is if it is not safe would
> we be better to distance ourselves from it rather than trying to advise how
> best to use it.   The fact that we attempt to show how to use it could be
> taken by some election officials as an endorsement by us.   I know MoJ are
> considering putting out advice to election officials following the Newcastle
> case.

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
ACCURATE Postdoctoral Research Associate
UC Berkeley School of Information
Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy

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