Government of the Twitter…

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is to be commended. He encouraged more Tennessee local officials to use the internet as a means to stay in more direct contact with their constituents.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is to be commended for urging local governments to become more “wired-in” and attune to the use of information technology to communicate with their respective constituencies. There was a time-and it was not very long ago at all-when many of our government leaders were skeptical of bloggers and social media, and many doubtless believed that those on both sides of the political aisle who participate in internet-based social media by using it as a tool for political activism as a strange lot, not indicative of the political mainstream. Both the 2008 and 2010 election cycles showed leaders within both political parties and at all levels of government that social media can, will, and does impact the outcome of elections.

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