Politics of Twitter
For many of you this won't come a new news, but Twitter is quickly becoming the social media platform of choice for elected officials. Stateline.org's Kiera Manion-Fischer recently examined the Twitter phenomenon in an article titled: Twitter Becomes a Political Tool. Here is an excerpt:
"California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) used Twitter Tuesday (April 28) to let people know what his state was doing about swine flu. And one of Schwarzenegger’s would-be successors – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) – alerted supporters that he would run for the state’s highest office in 2010 via the same process.
Schwarzenegger and Newsom are among a growing number of politicians and agencies taking advantage of the latest tool in text messaging to inform the public and rally support."
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In my Policy Clearinghouse Column for the upcoming issue of ACCE's Chamber Executive magazine I explore social media applications for chamber government affairs programs. I used Twitter exclusively to conduct interviews and write the column. Look for the summer issue of Chamber Executive in your mailbox in early June.