which studied Congressional use of the social media service Twitter (here, by the way, is Politico's discussion of this report). There are several interesting items in this report; for example, this graphic classifies what they tweeted about during the study period:
Several questions arise from this, including:
- Is this the wave of the future for constituent communications?
- What is the impact of this on traditional scholarly research on politicians and the political process?
- Are "tweets" covered by current information policy in terms of record-keeping?