Tuesday’s drama at the Capitol served as another example of how social media — especially the instantaneous messaging platform Twitter — can help to disseminate information. Few in the Senate chamber played a bigger role in informing the outside world than Statesman Capitol reporter Mike Ward and his Twitter feed.
We at the Statesman have long appreciated Twitter as a news delivery device. We launched our main Twitter account, @statesman, in 2007, and it serves an audience of 81,000 followers. (Thousands more follow our reporters’ and editors’ Twitter accounts; see links to them in our online staff directory at statesman.com/staff).
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