Monday, May 25, 2009

View Royal is using Facebook to get input on their OCP

You can add the View Royal OCP Update as a friend on facebook. I am very interested and intrigued to see if this has any impact on public engagement.

There are some photo albums on there with pics of the community.

At the moment there are only 12 people that are friends of View Royal. My sense of the usefulness of facebook for the provincial election to try and get more engagement with politics is that the venue does not work well for that. Will it work better for View Royal?

View Royal suffers from not having a unifiying reason for being - I know there are those of you out there that disagree with me, but I still can not see what holds it all together. There is no rec centre, there is no library, no community centre, no signigicant shopping centre, no radio station, no newspaper, there is nothing there to allow the community coalesce around.

The neighbourhoods are often very nice ones, but they are small and seperated groups of people.

If online is going to work, it is with somewhere like View Royal that will be able to show how it works better than the status quo.
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