TWITTER is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters at a time. It means that messages are short, sharp, and to the point.
The National Liberal Party has two Twitter accounts – National Liberal Party and National_Libera – and we’ve now got over 2000 followers (and counting!)
We’re realistic enough to realise that whilst it’s a step in the right direction, 2000 followers represent a mere drop in the ocean. It’s miniscule compared to establishment political parties. For instance, according to a Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) briefing paper produced this year by Demos (1) the Conservatives have 430,893 followers on Twitter whilst Labour has 316,237. (To put this in perspective, a ‘Celeb’ like Katie Price aka Jordan has 1,792,998 people enthusiastically following her tweets!)
Despite this, every National Liberal should welcome the development – and expansion – of our Twitter accounts as they represent a great way of promoting our message.
With this in mind we’d encourage all NLP members and supporters with their own Twitter accounts to do two things:
i) If you don’t already do so, follow us on Twitter, and
ii) Re-tweet as many of our tweets as possible.
We’re also open to suggestions as to what we should be tweeting. For instance, are there any subjects that are dear to your heart – say, social and economic issues, the environment, civil liberties or whatever – that you’d like us to concentrate on? And if so, what should we say – remember, messages can be up to to 140 characters. Should we be linking more to pictures and/or artwork? Let us know (simply e-mail email@example.com or leave feedback on the National Liberals Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/52739504313/ once this article has been posted up on it) and we’ll do our best to oblige.