Community Councils in Scotland online.. ..ish

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:

Scottish Community Councils online – 2012 – Ryan Cruickshank

Here’s a snippet:

CC_online_presence

Please read on, there is lots of useful and interesting information in this research, too much to mention on this blog.

AUTHORS
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
social issues.
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.

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