Today, social media, a term that didn’t exist just a few years ago, enables us to rediscover people we knew in our past, and stay in touch with our circle of friends and associates in the here-and-now.
- Comment on content is this web site. This web site allows registered users to write comments. Residents of Lisgar, Meadowvale and Streetsville may register, and provide comments. To register, send your name, address and e-mail address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Facebook: Bob’s Facebook Page URL shortcut is http://www.facebook.com/BobDelaneyMPP. Click Like at the top right of the page to receive updates from Facebook when new content is posted;
- Twitter: I liken it to a tap on the shoulder. If you are a Twitter user, click the button below to follow me.
- YouTube for the video: See the Bob Delaney, MPP Channel on YouTube for videos of my appearances in the community, and exerpts or short speeches from within the Legislature at Queen’s Park.
Relationships and social media
Business people, professionals and government get to connect with those who matter to us in what marketers traditionally call a “relationship.” In urban environments, what an elected representative is important to a lot of people. Prior to social media, there had been no cost-effective, easy and reliable way to keep in touch with the people you represented as an elected official. Conversely, people who are concerned about what happens in government had, until recently, no easy and accessible way to connect with the men and women whom they send to govern in their name.
Using social media to keep in touch
Most elected representatives have a web site. To augment it are public meetings and a newsletter, often also called a “householder.” We’ve gone much further than that. Check out the other ways that we can keep in touch with you, and you can keep in touch with us.