Last week, Twitter was abuzz with, you guessed it, an article about Twitter. The New York Times had a very interesting piece about Adam Sharp, Twitter’s newest employee and Capitol Hill’s first-ever Twitter liaison.
The New York Times, By Ashley Parker, January 29, 2011
The article provides great insight into the Hill’s embracing of Twitter and social and digital media as a whole. What I liked most about the article is that it is not just about Sharp encouraging Congresspeople to tweet- it’s about increasing the amount of relevant, useful, interesting content that Congresspeople tweet.
As a follow up, Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Tumblr post about why she probably doesn’t follow you on Twitter is a great peek at how Congresspeople actually view Twitter. To her, Twitter is the closest to two-way communication she can have without holding daily town hall meetings.
Twitter has increased drastically on the Hill- and will continue. It will be interesting to see how Sharp increases not just the adaptation of Twitter, but the quality and amount of content actually tweeted.