While I don’t think “megaphone” is truly the right word here, the job of director of communications for the prime minister would be an interesting one, even if it is considered a “burnout” job. It will also be interesting to see if, as Jane Taber writes, the PMO will hire someone less partisan for the position.
This is an interesting story and shows that the Hamilton Police Services understand some of the major changes in communications that have occurred over the last few years. I wonder what sorts of policies surround the use of social media accounts by police officers? Potential problems abound - for instance, although common sense dictates that one would not tweet an individual police officier for emergency assistance, what would happen if someone did just that and the tweet went unanswered?
Still, I look forward to watching the city’s police incorporate new forms of technology into the great work that they already do.
Interesting idea, though I wonder how long people will consider “social networking” to be something different than just “networking”, with a need for “experts” to do it. We don’t hire expert phone users or email-ers. Perhaps online social networking is different though?