Social Media Reps, Mayors Gather to Discuss Effective Usage

Governing: In just more than a decade of existence, Twitter has gone from being a fun place to get occasional updates from Shaq, to a foundational tool for local government to inform and engage with its citizens.

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas, for example, notes that he personally finds his own contentious relationship with the governor of his state playing out in that space, in between steady updates from the president. In other words, Mayor Adler finds Twitter to be one of the most consequential arenas of public discourse, one that he and his administration take seriously.

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