Of course, Donald Trump uses Twitter. His people are reading his words. They want to know what he has to say, and we’re sharing. But what about the rest of the mass media networks and elected officials.
It’s been said that social media is both the bane of Congress, and the boost Congress needs to involve the mass public. Back in the day, a letter from your representative was the only form of communication. But today… You’re overrun with messages unless you can find a way to ignore them. Most can’t.
Most feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of data threaded into our news feeds. I counted this morning, 37 news feeds channel through my updates at any given time and while I know how add to and subtract those amazing and glorious feeds, I’m finding more and more of my friends (age relevant here) don’t see the need to learn this system. But the need to know impacts all of us at on point or other.
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Government should get active and twitter out their news events, instead of waiting for media to broadcast their updates, spew them out with hashtags themselves. Let the people know what you’re doing and tell us instead.