Duluth creates My Space page to get feedback.

I wonder if they’ll get any useful input. Perhaps but I’m not holding my breath. Probably all they get is friend requests from women wearing very little clothes.

Duluth is apparently the first Gwinnett municipality to create a place on the popular social networking Web site, most often used by teenagers to keep in touch with one another.

Duluth’s profile photo is the bright yellow city crest, backgrounded by a futuristic pattern in pink. Roth, who was previously planning director in Snellville, has posted two blog entries in hopes of getting teens to write what they think Duluth should look like in the future.

Because the city is drafting its Comprehensive Plan 2030, Roth said, she’s been asked to get useful feedback from as many different groups as she can by the end of February.

“I do MySpace personally,” Roth said, “and I thought maybe it . . .would cater to them and get their involvement. They’re the ones we’re really planning for,” she said. “They’re the ones who are going to be building homes, raising families and starting businesses.”

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  1. DavidAtlanta says:

    Why not? It might not be the most useful thing a government can do, but putting out information on social networks makes a lot of sense.

    While the demographics of social networking skew young right now, I think that in time, they’ll become a standard form of internet-based communication, like email or blogs.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    Spacey…what problem do YOU have with Ashley Smith? Perhaps you would have preferred Brian Nichols to rape and murder her rather than the event turn out the way it did?

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