Report urges out of touch MPs to brush up on Twitter skills
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...MPs and improving their social media skills is a key step towards achieving this."
Key findings and recommendations of the report:
· MPs who have a powerful personality, and a powerful ability to represent their constituents and to hold the executive and prominent figures to account go a long way to making people look for them on Twitter
· Asking other Twitter users to sign up to petitions is possible via Twitter. Offering links and a brief description allows users to understand quickly what is going on and feel empowered by your feed. All obvious marks of a good politician
· The best tweeters all mix politics and ordinary life. There is a real tendency not to obsess about politics and make it the be-all-or-end-all and a healthy interest in other topics. This all helped create a ‘normal’ image, a good example being Tom Harris who changed his background to the TARDIS from Doctor Who!
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