Talking about crowd sourcing, it looks like after sitting on its proverbial new media ass since 2003, someone in the DUP is off again in the right direction. Not only has finally set up a proper Flickr account, it’s got a group in which it which it invites people from outside the party to take part. It’s close to a point I made in my video contribution to the SDLP’s recent party conference… Make yourselves as open as possible to the wider community in which you are founded… As with Slugger, the openess comes with formative rules. In this case:
This is a group about the Democratic Unionist Party – you don’t have to support the DUP to join the group but it hasn’t been set up for people to post anything insulting &/or abusive about the DUP.
Any pictures posted must have some relevance to the DUP and the adminstrators reserve the right to remove any abusive or offensive comments without question.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty