Congress, Free Speech and Twitter
It appears that free speech, a basic tenet of our form of government, has fallen on hard times when it comes to Congress.
Twitter is blocked on Capitol Hill.
Forget the fact that FEMA uses it, forget the fact that NASA uses it, forget the fact that it could be an instant and excellent way to Members to communicate with constituents, or at least draw them into the debate, the Powers That Be on the Hill have blocked Twitter.
But there is hope, my friends. Have a visit to “Let Our Congress Tweet” and read all about the grassroots movement. Interesting. And while you are at at, have a visit to another site. Stop Blocking, Shel Holtz’s venture that makes the case for private corporatations to wise up and stop blocking types of Internet access for their employees.