Only 22% of Scottish Community Councils have up-to-date online public presences. Only 4% of Community Councils have easily accessible online planning content. Most Community Councils websites communicate from Community Councils to citizen – only 10% use social media to host online discussion and opinion-gathering…
These are the findings of Dr Bruce Ryan and Peter Cruickshank who recently published this study:
Here’s a snippet:
Please read on, there is lots of useful and interesting information in this research, too much to mention on this blog.
Dr Bruce Ryan (B.Ryan@napier.ac.uk) is currently studying towards an MSc in Information Systems Development
at Edinburgh Napier University. His interests include IT use in educational publishing and application of IT to
Peter Cruickshank (P.Cruickshank@napier.ac.uk) joined the Centre for Social Informatics as a member of the
International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC). He has a background in business, accountancy, IS Audit and information
security generally. He retains an active interest and delivers courses and lectures in these and related areas.