Belgian Government Crisis: Once more, but this time on Twitter

April 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

Yesterday it became clear that the Belgian federal government is yet again mired in a deep crisis. What is perhaps even more remarkable than the fact that the Belgian government is in crisis, is that the first reports of the crisis appeared on Twitter, by the politicians involved.

Of particular interest was Belgian Telecoms Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne’s Twitterfeed, who was perhaps the first politician in history to announce a government collapse on Twitter.

So here is a recommendation for the Belgian EU Presidency: Keep an eye on Twitter!

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