DCI Group’s Excellent Guide to State Politicians and Social Media

March 15th, 2011

Back In The Day (i.e., last year) when I was at a certain online communications firm here in the DC area, we fielded a request from a client that turned out to be impossible to meet: they wanted a list of state politicians’ Facebook and Twitter feeds so that they could start targeting them with advocacy messages. Considering that there are something on the order of 7500 state legislators in this country, the lift was a bit heavier than we could manage — even Facebook’s DC office couldn’t help (they wanted the list if WE could find it).

Enter the DCI Group, new professional home of friend-of-e.politics Julie Germany, which has put together a terrific state-by-state breakdown of state officials’ social media presences. The new Digital America site uses a nice Flash U.S. map interface and has some fun ranking features (Texas ranks 19 on Facebook and 13 on Twitter!), but the really useful feature from a political communicator’s point of view is the listing of every state-level politician’s Facebook and/or Twitter feeds (man, I’d hate to be the poor bastard who has to keep THAT up to date). Plus, it’s stupid easy to navigate. Both cool AND useful — perfect technology in my book. Good work, y’all!

cpd

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  • 1. Debate rights fundraising&hellip  |  March 16th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    [...] POLITICS AND SOCIAL MEDIA. Thanks to e.politics for the link to Digital America.  The project collects social media information for state [...]

  • 2. State by State | digitall&hellip  |  March 28th, 2011 at 1:01 am

    [...] to help us miserable souls who have lost hours to this task. Last week epolitics wrote about DCI Group’s Excellent Guide to State Politicians and Social Media. The blog outlined the DCI Group’s “Digital America,” a state-by-state breakdown [...]

  • 3. e.Politics: DCI Group’s&hellip  |  August 12th, 2011 at 11:36 am

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