BLOCKED: I Tried to Join the Converstaion on Twitter
Theme: Innovation Using Digital Technologies
Idea Status: –9 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 4
I tried to join in on this conversation via your Twitter Link and get the following message: Web address denied : http://twitter.com/canadadigital
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kaplanmyrth — 2010–05–13 11:09:33 EDT wrote
Unfortunately if they're blocking twitter then they're probably blocking other sites as well that use twitter, but you can try to join the conversation at other sites. I'm using http://tweetchat.com/room/digitalCA to watch the #digitalCA hashtag on twitter — that might work for you.
RodBorghese — 2010–05–13 14:40:13 EDT wrote
Thanks — I'm able to get to the Tweetchat page (not blocked) but then it gets stuck — LOADING POSTS: Thanks for the help though. I have followed @digitalCA from home — so I'll try to contribute to the Twitter Conversation after hours. http://www.Twitter.com/rborghese
@thomkearney — 2010–06–17 16:49:54 EDT wrote
Perhaps a reasonably consistent policy around allowing Public Servant access to social media is called for if the Government is actually going to participate in the Digital Economy…
RodBorghese — 2010–06–29 09:38:39 EDT wrote
Happy Birthday to the USA ESign ACT ! (10 Years Old) Not available in Canada. Canada is so far behind in Digital Technologies it is embarassing.
The US solved the issue of Electronic signatures and Contracts 10 years ago via the ESign ACT — In Canada we still need paper contracts with ink signatures.
The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESign, Pub.L. 106–229, 14 Stat. 464, enacted June 30, 2000, 15 U.S.C. ch.96) is a United States federal law passed by the U.S. Congress to facilitate the use of electronic records and signatures in interstate and foreign commerce by ensuring the validity and legal effect of contracts entered into electronically.
The general intent of the ESign Act is spelled out in the very first section(101.a), that a contract or signature "may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form". This simple statement provides that electronic signatures and records are just as good as their paper equivalents, and therefore subject to the same legal scrutiny of authenticity that applies to paper documents.