I had deliberately refrained from blogging about Council's concerns over the use of social media but having mentioned it on twitter I seem to have started some debate.
So for those who want to know:
1. Concern has been expressed by people using social media whilst at Council. The original Council documentation described this as 'the need to respect the confidentiality of Council proceedings' noting in particular 'the enormous distress to people who were not present'.
2. This has now been clarified; reminding people of the need to communicate sensitively. Asking people not to 'live blog' sessions but to engage in Council debates. In addition, where an issue is discussed over several days, not to post 'how it is going' comments until a debate has concluded.
Clearly this doesn't answer all the questions, indeed it raises others. But for those of you worried that we were about to be forced into a vow of silence….. we are still here.