Thanks to a tweet from Andy Carvin comes this latest example of how social tools are pushing the old traditional ways of thinking, this time in Congress:
Given the rules in place, this clash between the old ways of talking to the Congress and the potential new ones may have been inevitable. Noyes says Culberson and Ryan are active users of the Internet. “They have been Twittering all over the place,” he says. “They’ve been Twittering back and forth, engaging one another in debates over politics and policy.” The reporter describes Culberson, in particular, as something of a Web maverick and a poster child for the issue.
I love it.
Scott S. Floyd says
I Twittered about something like this on Tuesday. Twittering from the Congressional floor is scaring some folks to death. Guess it is a lot like school. I mean, who really wants that type of immediate transparency? 😉
Here is the link: http://www.offthekuff.com/mt/archives2/2008/07/012042.html
Andrew Hiskens says
…and it all links back to Mark Pesce’s assertion at PDF – that the notion that, somehow, hyperconnectivity will be different for politics is bullshit. This is really a ‘watch this space’…
Lee Kolbert says
I caught @johnculberson on FoxNews and then tweeted info about it as well. He did a good job of explaining how he’s just trying to bring the people in with the sunshine. Isn’t that why they call it the Sunshine Law?