13 Jun '11, 9am

Ministers turn to web to connect with citizens: Ministers from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) are increa...

Well, a noteworthy move on the part of some MIWs to engage the social media in order to connect with citizens, but some thoughts I'll like to share in this regard. Merely engaging the social media does not necessarily mean connected to citizens, it only means you're connected to the Internet. If this does not translate to real engagement through all-rounded, impartial debates, the mere action of having a Facebook account for instance does not amount to much significance. It also does not necessarily mean that one could garner overwhelming support when elections come calling. For instance, one of the earliest MIW users of social media is Mr George Yeo. But look at what happened to him this election? It goes to show that just by having a social media network account isn't sufficient, the real substance of cyberspace engagement is. Sadly, even for some of the MIWs already usi...

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