Yesterday, the web (through LA Metroblogging) noticed that the Los Angeles Fire Department GETS IT– it’s blogging and has a Flickr page. Today, I rediscovered “Evan Bayh’s” Flickr page. (I’m sure there are others, I’m only singling him out because his is the one I’ve seen.) Politicians and public officials like Bayh and LA City Council President Eric Garcetti (who’s blogging–or whose staff is blogging in his name–, but without RSS and without a comments page or a readily apparent way to contact him–you can reach his “campaign coordinator” Leo Marks) would be better off refraining from Web 2.0 altogether rather than doing it half-assed. What if Bayh actually flickr’d photos he took himself– that’s what the rest of us do.
UPDATE: Sean made a good point— clearly, I should not have lumped him in as lame. Following his leads, I found another Garcetti blog that does have a feed (though no comments or contact me section) and a link to his flickr page. [I’ve never met Garcetti, but he is a friend of friends.] Thanks, Sean.