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SOCIALLY INEPT: Councilman Kenney pays private firm 29G to tweet for him
Philly councilman: Tweet contract justified
TEN-YEAR-OLDS can tweet on their own.
But Councilman Jim Kenney apparently needs help. Professional help.
The at-large councilman is spending $28,800 in taxpayer money this fiscal year for the Center City-based company ChatterBlast to perfect his “social-media strategy.” The company monitors his Twitter and Facebook pages, and has posted on Kenney’s campaign-funded website.
Why does he need ChatterBlast on top of that?
“I, at 53 years old, do not have that facility,” he said. “So I need consultant advice to communicate with a group of folks who are not necessarily in my age group.”
Is that amount just for Tweeting or for all of the services? If he thinks it’s important enough to spend $28k on he should think it’s important enough to learn how to use himself.
Best I can tell from the article that amount is just for Tweeting
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