Superstorm Sandy: Governors Use Twitter to Augment Life-Saving Efforts


Raseij said elections to come will be guided by how linked in candidates are with their constituency.

"In the future, we're going to be electing leaders who are the most connected" he said, "not the most donated to."

UPDATE 11:56 a.m.: It turns out Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was tweeting information for his residents – from a separate Twitter account. His personal account, @BobMcDonnell, was the one disseminating information about his appearances on Morning Joe and WTOP. Another account, @GovernorVA, sent out tweets about traffic and weather conditions. Both accounts are verified and both feature a photo of Governor McDonnell, but the personal account has the title, "Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chairman of the Republican Governors Association," in its bio, whereas the other account only has a link to the Office of the Governor's website.

UPDATE 4:48 p.m.: Any earlier version of this article compared governors' twitter followings based on population size using incorrect figures. This portion has been removed.

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