Wednesday, May 13, 2009

You Can YouTube if You Want To, Minister

The Cabinet Office is to appoint a new "director of digital engagement" to oversee the Government's online communications strategy.

Andrew Stott, a senior civil servant and one of the Government's most experienced press officers, will carry out the role. His appointment is expected to be announced at midday today [Wednesday 13th, May].

Stott has been the Government's deputy chief information officer since 2004 and also oversaw the government's network of websites as head of service transformation at the e-government unit.

In his new role, he is likely to concentrate on improving the government's use of new technologies, including social networking sites and blogs, in an attempt to reach the audiences that use them.

From The Guardian.

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