Last week I opined on the Twitter phenomenon for my weekly KBIA commentary. The micro-blogging service has become a conduit for state lawmakers showing bits of their personalities and opinions.
Well, AP reporter Lee Logan reported about the practice today:
Lawmakers use Twitter to offer opinions on legislation, chastise political opponents and solicit reaction from the public that has occasionally shaped discourse in the Capitol.
But Twitter also carries problems. Some lawmakers contend it contributes to a decline in decorum. It's unclear whether lawmakers' Twitter posts - known as "tweets" - enjoy the same constitutional protection as their debate.
Twitter also has the potential for lawmakers to say things they shouldn't, such as when a U.S. congressman twittered his exact location on a trip to Iraq.
Read the story here.