Friday, June 24, 2011

The New Connection

Governor Bill Haslam is right to promote greater use of the internet among Tennessee's local elected officials as a way to connect with constituents:

There was a time-and it was not very long ago at all-when many of our government leaders were skeptical of bloggers and social media, and many doubtless believed that those on both sides of the political aisle who participate in internet-based social media by using it as a tool for political activism as a strange lot, not indicative of the political mainstream. Both the 2008 and 2010 election cycles showed leaders within both political parties and at all levels of government that social media can, will, and does impact the outcome of elections.

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