November 13, 2007
A recent article on the BBC got me thinking:
Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price has won the British Computer Society’s best MP website award. His site, which can be used by both English and Welsh speakers, was considered “an outstanding example” of design, engagement and accessibility.
He has a blog, too, and like most people/organisations has launched it separately, rather than trying to integrate it into his main site.
Clearly, good websites by individual MPs are an important part of edemocracy at local, regional and national level, but there’s probably a lot to do in terms of hooking up these individual sites into a web2.0-powered online political conversation.
Such a conversation, of course, could also develop at an EU-wide level, assuming everyone can speak everyone else’s language…
Anyway, it would probably be quite a lot of fun to compare the best sites of politicians from across the EU. I’m interested in the sites of common or garden variety MPs, rather than the overslick sites set up for heads of government, who probably have never actually visited them.
So, anyone volunteer to do a ‘best European MP site award’? Or, at least, nominate a worthy MP site from their country?blogarchitect