Digital Policy Council Urges Heads of State to Lead and Follow -- with Good
Governance on the Net
Real Leaders Tweet, a new report from The Digital Policy Council, examines how Web 2.0 and
social media strategies are helping heads of state create Government 2.0 where politics has a
‘human’ face and political views are communicated in ways that are transparent, open, and
Washington, DC (PRWeb) March 13, 2010 -- Real Leaders Tweet is a new report that examines how heads of
state around the world are using the World Wide Web to engage their citizens. The report was created by The
Digital Policy Council, an international, non-partisan advocacy group that promotes good governance through
open and inclusive communication.
The Digital Policy Council is the research and policy arm of Digital Daya, a management consultancy firm
whose mission is to empower governments and government-linked interest groups with new digital platforms and
policies to advance national agenda items and create a more positive, modern, and progressive public image.
Real Leaders Tweet details a ground-breaking shift that is transforming the way in which governments in the 21st
Century govern and communicate. On every continent, leaders are harnessing the power of Twitter, Facebook
and other social media to give their governments a human ‘face’ and ‘voice’ through which they can express
political views and agendas to a local and global community.
These leaders are slowly beginning to understand and leverage what everyday people already know: that the
social media has tremendous political value as a tool of engagement and influence...both within a country’s
borders and beyond.
A Democratic Approach to Communication
Over the past two hundred years, countries of the world have become increasingly democratic. The Digital
Policy Council reports that 63% of the 163 countries represented by the United Nations are considered stable
democracies where open communication between governments and the governed is the norm. Th