U.K. Uses Blogs To Bring G8 To The People The administration of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is bringing the Group of Eight meeting to Britons via the social networking site Twitter. Brown's government has been ahead of the technology curve in a bid to reach voters.
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U.K. Uses Blogs To Bring G8 To The People

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U.K. Uses Blogs To Bring G8 To The People

U.K. Uses Blogs To Bring G8 To The People

U.K. Uses Blogs To Bring G8 To The People

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The administration of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is bringing the Group of Eight meeting to Britons via the social networking site Twitter. Brown's government has been ahead of the technology curve in a bid to reach voters.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

The British Prime Minister is using the Web to bring the G8 to the folks back home in the U.K. Since arriving at Number 10 Downing Street, Gordon Brown has tried to stay ahead of the technology curve using YouTube and podcast. For the G8 this week, Brown staffers have created a feed on Twitter, a site that allows for rapid-fire updates.

One post written today read simply, Number 10 is in the middle of a photo- snapping, elevator-riding, staircase-climbing, picture-editing, twittering, flickering, blogging bonanza. Indeed.

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