Social media in acion

This topic came up in conversation at social gathering last night, but there were differing versions. So, to be helpful, here’s the link to the Wired story about the Never Seconds (school meals) blog that was temporarily brought to a halt by the actions of the Local Authority. The blog – by schoolgirl Martha Payne – is here. (And there’s a cute contribution from an Israeli schoolkid there, which I was very pleased to see.)

It’s a heartwarming story which proves the value of social media – as well as solid parenting, smart thinking by a young kid, and good, old-fashioned journalism. But while the Local Authority took a kicking for their initial response, they deserve credit for reappraising the situation and doing the right thing.

(If you don’t know what any of this is about, I recommend you click on the link to the Wired story. It’s one of the best web adventures you will read.)