I don’t know why I was thinking about the election process but…
Back in 2006 a good friend of mine had the brilliant idea of setting up a website where regular citizens could ask local political candidates questions and those politicians, in turn, could respond. The idea was brilliant. No more canned questions with canned answers – rather a clear, clean way to find out what the politicians actually thought about our day to day concerns.
The problem was that it was too far down the election timeline to get it up and running. And, more importantly, there was only one politician who was interested in participating.
Fast forward – Twitter and Facebook – nuf said.