It's true though
There's really only two parties. The Liberal Democrats are just a figment of our collective imagination.
A Liberal Democrat MP suffered the online humiliation of having his Facebook account suspended after the social networking site decided he "wasn't real". Steve Webb, 42, member of parliament for Northavon, Gloucestershire, tried to log on on Monday but was told "his account had been disabled following complaints he didn't …
I understand MPs and suchlike having, indeed needing, a web presence. I don't understand why they would use facebook, a site primarily created for communicating with your FRIENDS. He has 2500 "friends", and I bet he only actually knows about 1% of them, and engages in conversation through facebook with only slightly more than that. Why not get a website built? If you want to open up comminication with your constituents, use one of those newfangled forum thingymajigs. That way you can even get it styled exactly how you want, make whatever announcements you want, and aren't quite so likely to get banned from your own site for not being yourself.
well becouse nobody would visit the website, via face book he can just make an announcment or whatever and everyone sees it.
Evidently it's all well and good for hippies, fossfags, alcholics, students and other grease spots to congregate in large cliques online but if a "respectable" (he's a lib dem and as such would sell his grandmother for a vote) MP type wants to use it then obviously he's faking it.
Facebook has nothing to do with communicating with friends.
It is really useful for organising events and meetings and the like and I know plenty of political activists who use it as a campaigning tool because you can reach a lot of people rather than relying on emails where you have to troll through loads of names and footers to get to the meat of them. I'd rather be invited to a public meeting (to which I wouldn't go but I would feel all politically engaged by just being invited) than being asked if I wanted to add to someone's virtual ruddy Christmas tree or stroke their hamster
Facebook take themselves way too seriously, I've had an account that I created for fun disabled too. In fact, according to their policies ("must provide full real first and last name"), they could cancel my main personal account, since I don't give my last name out of privacy concerns.
Their user data ("intelligence"?) is obviously more valuable if it accurately reflects real life, the question is who actually requires this level of accuracy?
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