New caucuses help lawmakers experiment with social media

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House leaders are hoping to organize Democrats’ approach to Twitter, YouTube and other new media tools through a New Media Caucus that will serve as a one-stop resource for information and advice.

Launched last week, the caucus is the latest reaction from a Congress that is increasingly experimenting with online social media. More than 300 Members use Facebook, for example, while at least 70 Members use Twitter. House Republicans launched their own New Media Caucus about one year ago, with a similar focus on educating Members on the latest technology.

Full Story: House Democrats Launch a New Media Caucus – Roll Call.