Interesting post by Simon Wakeman, where he puts into words what many have been thinking about how organisations (non-governmental too) use Facebook "I don’t think councils should have a presence on Facebook for themselves as a council. I think it’s the wrong approach and I think it misses the point about the way people interact on social networks.". He's right, groups or fan pages — or events which seem to work well on FB — for specific happenings, but becoming a "fan" of your local council isn't very likely. [link]