Kristin Borlinghaus

Posted by Ralf on September 10th, 2017 — Posted in News

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Despite the much-discussed Benefits of blogs, diaries so in the Internet, allow only about 2.3 percent of politicians users per blog their thoughts and projects take part. Also the current Web 2.0 trend Twitter”, so the writing and subscribe to Web-based short messages, seems to be still new territory for almost all members of Parliament. “It is more than questionable, that 38 percent of all MEPs on a citizen sent by us ‘-E-mail request not responded”, author Prof. Dr. Roland Schroder emphasised the need to optimise political online communication. Overall, the results make it clear that there is acute need for action regarding the timely and targeted use of the Internet.

Multimedia formats, such as for example image galleries, audio and video files (podcasts or vodcasts) or chat not be used by an overwhelming majority of politicians to the citizens information and communication. Especially against the background of this year’s election and the campaigns involved, it remains to be seen, whether, when, and by whom these potentials be identified and exploited. The complete study can be ordered. background information were checked the Web sites of members at the Federal and State level in the three areas of interactivity, infrastructure and Multimediality.

Interactivity describes the opportunity for the user actively participate in discussions, to participate surveys and chats. The category infrastructure highlights the technical aspects of Web pages, such as for example links and contact information. The category multimedia examines whether content in the form of image, video or sound are available. So, the Web 2.0 nature of Internet presences was assessed on the basis of 32 criteria.

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