06 Apr '11, 11pm

Social media 'humanises politicians': By Gerrard Lai Foreign Minister George Yeo, lauded as among the earliest p...

Foreign Minister George Yeo, lauded as among the earliest policitians here to use social media, has a priceless axiom for those who want to remain credible online - you must be a little "thick-skinned" but without being "rude or sarcastic". RELATED STORIES PM Lee: Govt is planning beyond 2020 General Elections special Two-party system not good for Singapore (PM Lee at Kent Ridge) Such is his forthcoming nature. In an exclusive e-mail interview with my paper earlier this week, when asked about the potential pitfalls of using social media, he was candid: "It is okay to make mistakes (who doesn't?) but bt prepared to admit them and apologise if necessary." Mr Yeo's views are particularly pertinent in the weeks leading to the upcoming general election, niftily dubbed the "social-media election" due to more leeway being given to the use of new-media platforms for political adve...

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