14 September 2013

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Twitter's A Crucial Political Tool, Despite Risks

Presidents and prime ministers, South American strongmen and nearly the entire US Congress have used Twitter to press their political platforms. But has the blue bird helped or muddled their message? In the seven years since its creation, the micro-blogging service, which has announced it is planning an initial public stock offering, has become the indispensable tool for lawmakers and leaders as they seek to shape their country's conversation. Through it, they hope to release their message on their own terms -- often unfiltered. [...]




Twitter a crucial political tool, despite risks (via AFP)
Presidents and prime ministers, South American strongmen and nearly the entire US Congress have used Twitter to press their political platforms. But has the blue bird helped or muddled their message? In the seven years since its creation, the micro-…



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