Twitter Gets Political: Every Senator, 90% of House Tweet

United States of TwitterAll 100 United States Senators are now using Twitter, while 90% of House of Representatives are on the network, according to Twitter. Those numbers have increased dramatically in the past two years: When the 112th Congress began in 2011, 44% of the Senate and 35% of the House were on Twitter, said the company in a recent blog post. Some states have adopted Twitter more than others: 29 states have all of their legislators in the Senate and House on Twitter, while every state has at least 70% on Twitter. Lawmakers use Twitter in different ways: Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is famous for his typos and occasionally bizzarre tweets, which he writes himself. And Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill recently posted an explanation for why she doesn’t follow her constituents back on Twitter.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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