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State Politicians and Social Networking

DCI Group has a fantastic new web tool out called Digital America. It links you to the Facebook and Twitter feeds of state lawmakers, allowing you to be able to both keep track of your state-level politicians and have another way of trying to contact them. Using the 2010 Census information, it provides a bunch of other interesting statistics as well. Of the 7,381 state legislators in the nation, 761 (10%) are on Twitter and 2,931 (40%) are on Facebook; correspondingly, 40% of Americans are on Facebook while only 1% is on Twitter. 49/50 governors are on Facebook-- only West Virginia's Earl Ray Tomblin is not, but he's new and probably will be soon. The state with the most legislators on Facebook is Washington; the state with the least is New Mexico. Most Twitter-users belongs to Nevada, while the least is Utah. It's a convenient (and cool) tool that shows how social networking is being utilized by politics in America.
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