March 3, 2009

Twitter opening up halls of Congress

You new media enthusiasts out there will enjoy this. Twitter takes Washington by storm:

The halls of the US Congress are alive with the sounds of Twitter. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives—or their aides—are tapping out dozens of the micro messages a day on cellphones and computers from offices, committee meetings and even the floor of the legislature.

John McCain is the most followed Congress member (with just under 125,000 followers). That's probably because of his recent run against Barack Obama—who counts just over 350,000 followers.

As for Nevada's delegation, the Republicans currently lead the way in embracing twitter. Both John Ensign and Dean Heller have accounts while Harry Reid, Dina Titus, and Shelley Berkley do not.

Also, don't forget that TransparentNevada has joined the twitter craze.