Social Media in the Senate
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on efforts in the Hawaii State Senate to improve communications and transparency through social media.
Featured is Cassandra Harris (@CassandraHarris), who last year conducted a study of social media use within the City & County of Honolulu, and who is now the “social media specialist” for the Senate.
â€œThe Millennial Generation created social media. The post-millennial generation is the one thatâ€™s going to grow up with social media, whatever form that takes. In order to connect with those individuals, itâ€™s going to be essential to be on the same media that they are.â€
Also mentioned areÂ Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria,Â Sen. Jill Tokuda (who hosted a “Twitter Town Hall” earlier this year), andÂ Sen. Rosalyn Baker. On the other side of the Capitol, and of the issue, isÂ House Hawaiian Affairs Chairwoman Rep. Faye Hanohano. She says:
â€œFor me, Iâ€™d rather not change the way I do business. I have no need for all the higher technology, like the Twitter and the Facebook.â€
Read the whole piece by Chris Mikesell here.