The Council of State Governments’ report on social media use!/InesMergel/status/78982322472501248

Some of the findings include:

Facebook use:
• All 50 governors are on Facebook.
• More than one-third of state legislators across the country are on Facebook.
• Every state has at least one legislator using the social networking site.

Twitter use:
• Forty-eight governors use Twitter.
• More than 10 percent of state legislators use the service.
• More than 80 state legislative caucuses have a Twitter presence


About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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