The Monday morning session with Gov. Martin O’Malley was billed as the “first tweetup by a Maryland governor,” focused on his legislative agenda. But what can you expect from a meeting where the Twitter work product from each person is 140 characters long?Read More
Politicians are increasingly using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to pass along views and opinions to voters with the click of mouse, but is it worth a busy candidate’s effort to sit and tweet all day?
Maryland office seekers differ on how directly candidates should be involved in their social networking promotions. Some aspiring lawmakers are limited by their financial shortcomings and are unable to hire social media gurus, while others say putting their own fingers to keys is the only way to ensure authenticity.Read More
State elections officials are developing regulations to tell candidates on how they should identify themselves on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
The rules will likely involve displaying Maryland’s traditional “By Authority of” line that includes the name of the campaign committee and treasurer on the Internet postings. This is probably unworkable for Twitter’s 140-character count, but they’re working on an alternative.Read More
You’ve probably read that House Minority Whip Chris Shank plans a challenge to longtime Sen. Don Munson in the Republican primary this year. It appears that both men believe their bases are going to be following the debate online.Read More
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