At a staff meeting yesterday, a colleague mentioned that another municipal department will be experimenting with creating a Facebook page to communicate with residents. Twitter is also being considered.
Great. Wonderful. It's about time. Welcome to the 21st century.
Thing is, my employer ("the City") blocks Facebook on the corporate intranet. Yes, those outside the corporation will be able to access the City's Facebook page, I will not be able to.
So on one hand, someone somewhere sees the value in Facebook in disseminating information. On the other hand, someone somewhere sees no value in allowing employees access to that information.
So much for 'empowering employees'.