Well, Twitter, which has quickly has shown that it's more than just another Internet time-waster, may be for you.
A story in the Bradenton Herald this past Sunday detailed on how candidates for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide offices in Florida are using Twitter, and its social media cousin Facebook, to connect and stay in touch with voters, campaign contributors and others.
A companion piece listed several local politicians in Bradenton and Manatee County who have gone all a Twitter.
For instance, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, who has become very aggressive with his use of social media, last week used Twitter to tout the support he has gained for his proposal to require that Congress open to the public all debate over health care reform.
But it's not all political. For example, this morning Bradenton City Council member Harold Byrd used his Twitter feed to congratulate Manatee High alum Willie Taggart on being named the head football coach at Western Kentucky University.
Local politicians on Twitter include:
- U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, @vernbuchanan (official) and @vern2010 (campaign)
- State Rep. Bill Galvano, @bgalvano
- Greg Steube, candidate for Fla. House #67, @gregsteube
- Jeremiah Guccione, candidate for Fla. House #67, @jjguccione
- Jim Boyd, candidate for Fla. House #68, @jimboydforhouse
- Harold Byrd, Bradenton City Council, @councilman_byrd