In Brief

Monitoring social media is good for elected officials

I hope the backlash against Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for his outrageous and constitutionally-questionable response to a negative tweet sent by a high school student does not have a negative impact on public support for elected officials’ offices monitoring Twitter and other social media. It’s an important component to keeping in touch with constituents and is a Good Thing. (It also requires thicker skin than Brownback apparently has.)

By Jared Smith

Jared Smith is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.