Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Twittering Congressional members

The Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently released this report
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?

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