There is a growing digital divide in Washington between our politicians and our citizens who are highly active online. Sean Donahue of The Herald Group just wrote a great post in the Huffington Post on the topic and I added in my two cents, which is below.
“With nearly 4 out of 5 Americans online, it is fair to say that traditional town halls are as outdated as town criers,” Bob Pearson, Chief Technology & Media Officer of independent strategic communications firm WCG recently told me. “The new town hall is occurring every day in YouTube, Google, Twitter, forums and blogs nationally without members of Congress. They are welcome to join when they are ready, but their constituents aren’t waiting with baited breath.”
It’s encouraging to see politicians start working to reach their constituents more over the last year. In many respects, we are in chapter one of this process of a very long book. Alot of work remains ahead of us.
You can see the full article via this link.
All the best, Bob