Some politicians really shouldn't get involved in social media.
There are those that use networks like twitter just to broadcast things that are going on, rather than actually interacting with the community. I suppose that is better than nothing, but only just.
Then there are those politicians who don't seem to realise that when you behave on twitter like you behave in private, people notice. And it matters.
I give you @PeterPhelpsMLC.
|Photo from his twitter page|
We've had comment on the "Libertarian support for unrestricted drug use":
Penny Sharpe (Labor MLC) have claimed that it is a real account.
A good friend of mine then tweeted the following:
I'll leave the final word to Peter himself. This was the first tweet he sent:
Peter, clearly it would be better for all of us if you handed your BlackBerry into someone responsible. You're a disgrace.
UPDATE: I've attempted to bring this blogpost to both Peter and his staff's attention, as well as Barry O'Farrell. If I receive any comment, I'll be sure to post it here.
UPDATE 3: Barry O'Farrell just tweeted the following. It wasn't a response to me as such, but it is pretty clear what it is about.
UPDATE 4: So now this is a thing:
|From the SMH front page|
Also, this made me laugh...
It appears that this has caused a stir....