|Since this issue broke on Wednesday, there has been alot more momentum and news on the issue, even in main stream media. The Sunday NY Times has a great story about Rep. Culberson and his quest to tweet from the house floor. O'reilly News has an ongoing story which identifies the role of The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan entity that is dedicated to the idea of bringing digital transparency to the United States Federal Government. The Sunlight Foundation has launched a great website where you can sign up to support the use of twitter on the house floor, see who's tweeting about it and track the story in the press. I highly recommend joining them.|
There is a very interesting story coming out of the US House of Representatives that I learned about from Brian David Eisenberg in his blog. Progressive Congressmen John Culberson (R-TX) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) were using Twitter and Qik to communicate with their constituents right from the house floor. Unfortunately, the house has restricted the congressmen from using these tools as "official communications". How Web 1.0/ command and control. The leader of the complaint, my former congressman, Michael Capuano (D-MA). Congressman, you're not the mayor of Somerville anymore, but maybe you should be. You can read more from the links from political bloggers, Andrew Wright, Aaron Brazell, and Erin Kotecki Vest below.