Comments on: Trick or Tweet? Can politicians have an online life? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/03/trick-or-tweet-can-politicians-have-an-online-life/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Suvasree http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/03/trick-or-tweet-can-politicians-have-an-online-life/comment-page-1/#comment-12574 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 06:07:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2439#comment-12574 Yes and No. Yes, in the 21st century, there is no excuse for senior leaders to be un-tech-savvy (if there is such a word). Being partial to Tharoor in the first place I would tend to applaud all his actions as super-cool, but at the same time, I strongly believe that a person on a social networking site should be extremely careful of what he/she says. Its something like violation of your company’s privacy code. If you want to talk about your personal life, go ahead, but please don’t post your comments on a teammate’s presentation on the web. Which in this case, may be a Parliament bill.

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By: rudrakr19 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/03/trick-or-tweet-can-politicians-have-an-online-life/comment-page-1/#comment-12566 Tue, 05 Jan 2010 03:37:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2439#comment-12566 I think the politicians are now understanding the importance of these social network to express their views. It is totally a different situation to speak your thoughts. We should be ready for upcoming changes in the paradigm of networking.

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By: kriskingle http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/03/trick-or-tweet-can-politicians-have-an-online-life/comment-page-1/#comment-12564 Mon, 04 Jan 2010 18:46:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2439#comment-12564 I think what makes the senior(read older generation) of leaders of political parties uncomfortable with Twitter and Facebook is the loss of control that comes with a direct access to the public, where their views are not sanitised and where the medium cannot be manipulated to meet their ends, at least not yet. Once they figure out how to do that, like the politicians on Capitol Hill seem to be doing on the Washington Post article you linked to, social networking media will be embraced more heartily.

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By: Curiously http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/03/trick-or-tweet-can-politicians-have-an-online-life/comment-page-1/#comment-12559 Sun, 03 Jan 2010 19:30:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2439#comment-12559 I agree with the writer. We need to grow up. At least the politicians need to grow up and change faster with the changing times. Poor Tharoor holds his personal views and no one should bother as long as it its not reflected in his work.

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