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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 4:21am | IP Logged


Do you think that people in responsible positions in Goverment have the right to do social netoworking?
Can they tweet, orkut and participate in debates in forums..can they blog????
Is is OK to do so or should there be some limit to their social networking?
Who should decide their levels of social networking?

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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 4:57am | IP Logged
Their using social networking sites is not the problem, but being in a position of power they should be a little more tacful....tharoor's comment that common men are cattle class seemed a little crass.. but eventually he said what was there in his mind... if using Social Networking sites makes a politician speak the truth which they seldom do.... then why not?




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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 10:24am | IP Logged
New generation leader like Mr.Tharoor and Mr.Rahul are better than currpted old illitarate focils.....Nothing wrong in it, let them continue to write Social Networks, speak and address the youth all over the country...It is a moral obligation for the gifted....




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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 11:11am | IP Logged
I think this form of social networking will hopefully change the face of Indian politics....for good!!!!!!!!!...Smile
The corrupted and nincompoop politicians at present  wouldn't dream of social networking due to lack of knowledge of the medium and the onslaught of questions from the thinking masses.....
Shashi Tharoor made it clear thru his tweets why he made that comparison and his readers understood ...Hence those who tried to make an issue out of playing "this is an insult to common man"  game and wanted him to step down ( as they were threatened by his growing popularity) had to retreat .....
Hence I welcome social networking by these new age politicians ( who r few and far between) ...who might bring good , intelligent , thought provoking people in the realm of Indian politics !!!!!  

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Posted: 07 November 2009 at 12:54pm | IP Logged
I'm in two minds when it comes to social networking. Personally, I am quite perturbed by the rise of social media. It seems to be a very intrusive, inclusive form of communication and it alarms me. It seems kind of disturbing to know that politicians and other people with great responsibilities are tweeting alongside that guy who is describing his hot date tweet by tweet.

On the other hand social media is the communication tool of the future. A large proportion of the educated, well informed people are using the internet and social media as tools of communication. Social media has a presence and impact that regular media never had. I think everyone will agree that regular media print, tv and radio, lost their way somewhere. They stopped reporting news and started propagating sensation and opinion.

Social networking cuts the middle man and exposes a politician to the classes, raw and vulnerable. Many celebrities shy away from twitter out of the fear of being so exposed to the common person. Media no longer can control an image of a politician. An average person can ask questions, read tweets, read blog updates, see their opinion in public debates and form their own opinion.

Yes, social networking makes politicians slip up and say controversial things. However, the good thing is they are more transparent now. Its as real as you can get.

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