Using social media as an elected official

On September 19, 2012, Bonner Gaylord, City Council Member, City of Raleigh, NC, shared his insights on his use of social media during his two election campaigns and his tenure as a city council member.

Mr. Gaylord focused on innovative tools such as Twitter and the issue reporting site to reach out to citizens and interact with them. He mentioned that digital interactions are saving him time and making him more connected to his constituents.

Mr. Gaylord can be reached on Twitter. Here is the video of the Skype conversation I had with him in class:


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