Twitter’s #Birthplace for Scotland’s Electronic Democracy

As and when Scotland becomes Independent, assisted by modern era Electronic Democracy, this footage will explain some of the history of how and why E-Democracy came to be in Scotland!!!

Our Twitter feed evidences repeatedly, early 2016 onwards, that during inception and progress over many months, internet search terms such as ‘scotland e-democracy’, ‘snp e-democracy’, ‘scotgov e-democracy’, ‘Strathclyde University Politics Department e-democracy’, and so on – failed to deliver anything. Zero. And we mean: ZERO!!!

Prior to the Sept 2015 @YesDayScotland Twitter feed, E-Democracy therefore didn’t exist in Scotland.

Updating on 11 October 2016, the internet search term ‘snp e-democracy’ still takes readers in position 1 and 2, to two of our Twitter @YesDayScotland wordpress articles. These still rank above the main site of – despite 6 weeks of E-Democracy via

Prior to the @YesDayScotland Twitter feed, and again as evidenced and confirmed on the Twitter feed itself, organisations such as Electoral Reform Scotland had no plans whatsoever, to introduce Electronic Democracy. Our understanding is that view still remains unchanged.

Will we use the worldwide technological brilliance of NationBuilder’s digitalised platform via – only to then use archaic procedures with paper slip votes and a £15.85M taxpayer cost, with Tories taking tallies of 800,000 postal votes, for another future referendumb? Time will tell!

After the @YesDayScotland Twitter feed emerged, internet search terms as per the above, were worldwide top 25 dominated by the Twitter feed, on search engines and Twitter itself.
Screen grabs were repeatedly issued to confirm this, on the feed itself.
Writing today, the google search term ‘snp e-democracy’ is led by two of our wordpress articles.

On that basis, the @YesDayScotland Twitter feed was very clearly the birthplace for Scotland’s Electronic Democracy.
Full written E-Democracy Policy Idea submissions were made to the Scottish National Party in February 2016. Subsequently turned down!!!

Twitter campaign subsequently ran for months over summer 2016, maximising at some daily impressions equating 1,000,000 per month, and SNP E-Democracy website then went live on 2 September 2016, seeking input from 2M Scots, with 36M digitalised opinions.

Writing as at Oct 9 2016, it remains to be seen if SNP E-Democracy website will lead into full-blown INTERFACE WITH ELECTORAL ROLL, for future elections?
It also remains to be seen how the SNP will proceed, if delivers a majority in favour of Independence. If there is a digital majority, will there require to be a further referendum? And if indeed there is a further referendum, will it proceed as per but incorporating electoral roll interface but with a reduced timeline, compared to the 3 months used for the original 2016 survey of the Scotland population?

Footage enabled and highlighted only on Twitter to:
Athens-based @innoforum_ait who published Scotland’s first online Scotland E-Democracy article
@paper_li who enabled it! Via Swiss Innovation.
@ScotNational @greg___russell @callumbaird1 Publication, journalist and editor, first ever E-Democracy print media, Most Popular news story in Scotland, for 3 days solid!
@NobelPrize if E-Democracy methodology can enable any peace, then so be it!
@KofiAnnan @UN ditto!!!
There doesn’t appear to be a Twitter presence for Geneva’s CCDP, our original article remains on wordpress.
@ARTofPatt – unofficial cartoonist for Scottish elections
SNP Digital Team of @rosscolquhoun @KirkJTorrance @RHeydecker

Scotland’s Digital Revolution is impossible until it’s inevitable?
A summary of a 1 year Twitter discussion, across a span of 18,500 Tweets and 30 published articles. Via Twitter: @YesDayScotland Sept 2015 – Sept 2016.
Subject matter: How modern technology is improving democracy, in the form of E-Democracy. Centred on Scotland. But with massively wider potentials, to peacefully resolve mass conflicts in any society which respects computer literacy.

A MASSIVE thanks as always, to everyone who has had input, and most especially to all Scots on both sides of 2014’s discussions.

Holyrood 2016 elections, half of all Scots electorate never even participated. 80% of the population already have Smartphones, so how, when and where do we cross the divide, enthusing and empowering more people to express their democratic opinions?

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