McCain Twitter Interview Draws Buzz
Twitter is being used yet again by the political sphere to draw buzz, as John McCain and George Stephanopoulos conduct a wide-ranging interview via the messaging service about issues ranging from AIG to Obama's proposed budget. YouTube, blogs and other technologies have found ready use with politicians in the past as a way to extend their message.Twitter found itself used yet again as a tool for political buzz, as Sen. John McCain and George Stephanopoulos used the messaging service in an interview that covered much of the day's news. Like Google's YouTube, blogging and other technology tools, Twitter has found use among politicians seeking to extend their brand out to the public through as many avenues as possible. In January, McCain joined Twitter and promptly began microblogging "tweets" on a variety of subjects large and small, ranging from economic bailouts to meeting with actor Richard Gere about Tibet.
Twitter's use within the enterprise has undergone much debate, particularly as to whether it's ultimately a useful tool or time-waster. There is also a security issue; even then-president-elect Obama had his Twitter account hacked in January.