Posted by: blackvector | March 9, 2009

Politicians on Twitter

There are several members of congress on Twitter, it provides transparency in govt. Leveraging this power is something all govt agencies need to do. There are members from both parties on Twitter, some seem to already be running for the 2010 election.

From a Florida Newspaper:

LEGISLATURE IS A-TWITTER
Sen. Dan Gelber said Monday he has decided to “embrace the new online communication tools,” by providing live micro-blogging about the upcoming legislative session via Twitter. “By utilizing one of the most recent tools in new media communication, more Floridians will be able to follow closely the state’s legislative session and the major policy issues discussed in Tallahassee,” Gelber, D-Miami Beach, said on his blog. “We need the public participating in this conversation.” The fact that Gelber regularly blogs says something about his having embraced new media already, or possibly about the fact that he’s in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat that will be open in 2010. To follow Gelber’s tweets, one can go to http://twitter.com/DanGelber.

From my Twitter account

Another legislator on Twitter is Sen Jim DeMint, republican, from South Carolina.  He uses Twitter to carry on conversations with his constituents and  update his followers on what’s going on in the senate.  He also adds bits of pieces of his personal life into his Tweets. An important part of anyone using Twitter is to add the human element to their Tweets. To follow DeMint’s tweets, one can go http://twitter.com/JimDeMint

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  1. Interesting…


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