*Disclosure: I’m not registered with any party (I’m an independent), but often my progressive ways put my in company with the Democrats.
But there is a bit of a flap right now over social media. Here are two different takes on the situation:
- Erin Kotecki Vest at BogHer.
- Mark Hopkins at Mashable.
The bottom line? Democrats tried to re-emphasize the fact that official communications (whatever that means) shouldn’t be posted on social media sites. They did, however, point out that the Internet is a great place for people to access those they represent.
And it is. Look for your representatives and try to engage them online. The Internet — especially the social media phenomenon — offers a great chance for “we the people” to have better access to the folks that decide how to spend our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
Be careful, though. Politicians lie just as easily online as they do offline.