Following on from yesterday's post, The Eden Project has a good article about using social media for community consultation and neighbourhood planning.
They say facebook is a great way to initiate a debate, and while old media is still valuable, social media may provide a more comfortable environmnet for some contributors. The use of news snippets and online photos can encourage a sense of identity and local pride. Because twitter and facebook are real time spontaneous media the debate can be moved on quickly. Social media can widen networks and reach decision makers.
No substiture for house to house
Start a debate
Encourage local identity and pride
Real time debate
Widen the network