While CNN and Facebook teamed up to let people communicate via Facebook status while watching Obama’s speech Tuesday night, some members of Congress decided to use Twitter instead. While it’s great to see our elected officials communicating directly with their constituents and show that they are real people in touch with who they represent, it also brings about reminders that they need to be cautions about what they post.
At one point Republican congressman Joe Barton (TX) wrote: “Aggie basketball game is about to start on espn2 for those of you that aren’t going to bother watching pelosi smirk for the next hour.” Although his next tweet claimed that the previous post was actually from a staffer, his message was quite clear.
What elected officials have you notice tweeting? It will be interesting to see if they use it as a tool to let everyone know what they’re doing, or if they actually take the time to respond to their followers and have a dialog.