Civic Forum to the politics of listening online…

As luck would have I did a a second interview tonight. This time with Mark Curruthers on Evening Extra (playback: here, 56 mins in) this evening too… Talking about Twitter and it’s political uses… It’s prompted by noises from the DUP’s Nelson McCausland that the Internet could provide the kind of real contact with ordinary folk that the Civic Forum was originally intended… Great idea Nelson… Let’s hear then that the Minister of Finance and Personal is willing to put his money where his mouth is and shift some of the resources previously assigned the Forum and invest in usefully engaging citizenry online…

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