#Anonimity

23 Mar

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Sometime ago I read a blog post that really upset me by http://amandacomms1.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/unleashing-the-social-media-beast/,  it resulted in a back and forth email convo with a senior officer to discuss my opinions and put forth his.  At least 6 mths into the convo I was invited to supply my phone no to discuss further.  My little brain couldn’t understand why this was necessary if no headway had been made already so I declined.  This resulted in a rather dismissive brush off where I was told the issue was not even within this officer’s remit…. I felt belittled, patronised and totalled baffled as to why take 6 mths to tell me that ffs!   Transparency openess  integrity, leadership or just a way to keep me quiet? Who knows and to be frank I no longer give a shit either!

Yesterday was #poltwt a way for officers around the globe to talk about policing and to invite members of the public to join in also.  Some were noticeable   by their absence.   Someone I greatly respect wrote a blog

Please read the comments…

Now I know I can be biased and I tried to read with dispassion, however, which of the people here showed politeness, integrity and honour?  Who seemed aggressive impolite and arrogant?

It seems to me from my position as a member of the public that the official account holder displays none of the values I appreciate in any person, yet the anon accounts did….It was in stark contrast to the twitter convo I had with @T_burrows on the same topic….  Can this be right?  It is just the musings and viewpoint of a cynical person…me but what do you really think?  Please let me know!

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5 Responses to “#Anonimity”

  1. Helen March 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    I’m half-anon deliberately as I don’t want my timeline to be filled with some of my family’s ‘F’ word infused tweets. I have Facebook for that where they all know who I am and what I stand for. Policing is a different ball game though and I respect their wish or need to be anonymous.

    • julieanneda March 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

      Thank you for your comments Helen…not an issue for me either, we all have our reasons 🙂

  2. njg28 March 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Its not “Just you” Jules! You can see through the corporate bullshit. You must be using a similar #BullshitAlert device as I do.

    • julieanneda March 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      Aye it’s called common sense a bit rare it seems in some people 😉

  3. steelriverboy March 25, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Some interesting observations here. It seems that the corporate tweeters must stick to a given ‘script’, if you like. And must not stray from that line. The anon account seems to be more ‘human’, if I can use that word.
    I’m anon for a reason. Self protection. Though I may, from time to time, criticise the organisation I work for, there is a line that must not be crossed.
    Anon accounts, if used sensibly, are a good way of informing the public that not everything in the police service is ‘hunky dorey’. Despite what the govt, CCs and the press are saying. You would never get that honesty from any corporate account.

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