Politicians on Twitter
08 June 2009
Interesting piece from The Fix warning politicians away from Twitter. In terms of risk management, he makes some strong points, but I think that politicians, especially those who maybe have tough races or can’t raise money so easily will continue to use Twitter to drive interest in them. As night follows day, that means there will continue to be goofs. But maybe it’s also that a lot of politicians have younger, SM-savvy staffers who think/know this is an important channel for their boss to be on but either start their boss running before walking, or don’t have in place some of the simple processes one needs to avoid foot-in-mouth disease. Just a thought. Over time it’ll become less of an issue as politicians, and voters, become more comfortable with the technology and its error-count.
Personally, I think there’s always going to be an element of there but for the grace of…
What do you think?