30 November 2009

Social media ‘could transform public services’

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Social media could transform the UK National Health Service and other public services in the same way that file-sharing changed the music industry, a conference has heard.

“Growing use of tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, offered an opportunity to reinvent services, delegates heard.

The MyPublicServices event debated ways to harness these conversations, many of which are critical, to make services better and more inclusive.

If this was not done, many services would be undermined, speakers said. “

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