Saturday, September 02, 2006

Online Tools and Legislators

Given that one of the most frequent criticisms of politicians is that they are "out of touch," it is not surprising that early returns from a project conducted by the Congressional Management Foundation are showing that online interactions with constituents can significantly improve approval ratings.

When the political class figures out how to effectively use blogs and other online forums, one can only hope that they will not utilize them in ways that will eventually fuel the kinds of cynicism too frequently found elsewhere.

Hat Tip: The Thicket


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