So help me to understand this, NO Comments and everything goes through Mr. Pedro.
In Tuolumne County the social media is anti-social.
If it is only a one way communication then it is not social, it is not really co-munication. Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share" ) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is the meaningful "Exchange" of information between TWO or a group of living creatures.
That just shows us Jack and Jill Public that you do not care what we the people think and you have no problem telling us to be silent.
The supervisors had a chance to do something good.
Tuolumne County wake up, the supervisors are not listening to us.
Sonoraman: you're right, this isn't social, it's a controlled media release. It is also propaganda if the supervisors get to preview and pick posts and responses.
Then it is more like a electronioc bulletin board and nothing like social media as we know it. It doesn't really matter ,people will talk and would rather do it on an uncensored site.
"The use of social media presents a greater ability for the County to engage the public and communicate important and urgent information that further the goals and mission of the County as a whole." Here's a "goal"... Adapt your 'policy' so as to encourage & welcome INPUT from your 'subjects'... Things are gettin' mighty one-sided here in little Washington...*
Yes sonoraman ; the county leaders are more interested in there
budget and there own raises in pay than the community , cut the county
workers throat and give yourself a raise for saving money keep the
roads patched and cleared of brush where the affluent live and your
a hero , just tell the sheep your listening !
Headlines should read "Tuolumne County Emergency Agencies get Schooled by locals using Social Media"
The purpose of a County website is to disseminate county information. I'm sure the county does not have people available to respond to comments all day, everyday, which is what would be necessary to moderate should the County's social media, including Facebook and Twitter, be made open for comment. As a taxpayer I would rather have them working then responding to comments on Facebook. Citizens are able to send msgs through the website & through Facebook to have any questions or comments responded to, so what's the problem? Board meetings are still public, MM has a comment forum, Facebook groups are available for comment, no one is forced to be silent.
How it read to me was that the county is not going to use these platforms for people to complain and vent about county policies and activities. I have found the county to be willing to "communicate" on any issue I had. You can find the email address of the supervisors and administrators on the county's website so if you want to complain to them you can do it privately.
Many people use places such as this comment section, to say negative things about just about any topic and the county does not want to participate in that.
You can restrict comments on a website, for example, the vetting that is done here on MML, but not on a Facebook page or Twitter feed. It's not clear from the article, though, whether the County will have its own Facebook page as well as a website. It mentions something about the new website being set up to "push" data to Facebook or Twitter, but that wouldn't make a lot of sense without accounts on either media. In fact, it sounds like there is a certain lack of understanding on the County's part as to what social media are all about. I wonder how many of the supervisors are either on FB or Twitter?
There will be both a County website and it is not clear how many facebook or twitter accounts the county will have because it is up to each department. The Sheriff's Department has a facebook page and may create a twitter page or other social media page but before it is created how it will be managed would be proposed to and vetted first by the county administrator.
How long is Mr Pedro going to rule the Kingdom of Tuolumne?
It seems to me like he acts with impunity and does all the thinking for the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors.
The County Administrator job, is it a lifetime position?
I just want to know when we can start fixing what is wrong here.
One man making all the rules his way does not work.
There are Sheriffs websites in a number of areas, city of SF website, San Jose........which convey "public" information. Each has his role. I am fine with not scrolling thru 1,000 plus comments & replies. We want to ensure "we" on Social web sites are able to continue our open communication without any form of governmental interference. It is a Freedom of Speech and open exchange that we want to have without power failure, storm interference. Let them do their job in their area. In Oct. Police Departments will be discussing the "in the works" closed social net works. Google for more information how other cities, sheriffs, departments handle theirs. Sonora PD's site is very, very different then San Mateo's Sheriffs site. Nothing new. New to us.
Regarding social media and the need that folks feel to speak their mind: Think of how stupid the average person is, and remember that half the population is stupider than that.
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