Goat embarrasses government
Last week, we reported on how the government’s crowdsourced Spending Challenge website had descended into farce. Days later, the Treasury pulled the plug on the project, deleting the genuinely funny suggestions along with the hateful racism. All that is left is a bog-standard web form. The government has decided it prefers Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 after all.
But what of Spending Challenge’s spin-off Facebook group? It was announced earlier this month to a great deal of hype. David Cameron said: “We are giving people an opportunity with Facebook and I am sure that they will take it.”
He even discussed the idea in a video conference with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
But alas, as of this morning, the government’s Facebook revolution had gathered a mere 82 followers.
We know what you’re thinking: a goat could do better than that! In fact a goat did do better than that – and we are grateful to our friends at Liberal Conspiracy and Political Scrapbook (from whom the above headline is shamelessly stolen) for helping us test the hypothesis.
So if the government gets on your goat (sorry), sign up now.