Sorry if this was already posted. Mark Hannah has a nice piece on MEDIASHIFT about how public officials are using Twitter. He wonders if “our elected officials (are) using Twitter to get around the traditional media filter and communicate directly with their constituents?”, to which I would say, “Of course they are.” That’s the point.
(We’re getting Twitter-like status updates on K-TOC in the next upgrade. Can’t wait.)
Although he notes room for improvement, Hannah sees a lot to like in the way officials are using Twitter. GovTwit gets a nice namecheck in the comments. Recommended.