According to ClickZ (via KStreet Café) Twitter has hired Adam Sharp to provide advice to DC politicians and bureaucrats on how to use the micro-blogging platform for the pubic good. Why?
"A Twitter spokesperson told ClickZ in June: 'We are seeing strong growth of government, policy, and political usage of Twitter, and we want to help officials get the most out of our service to better communicate with constituents.' "
(Given Facebook's capacity and usage as a hub for political campaigns, maybe it should be thinking of doing something similar, if it hasn't already.)
Not a bad idea at all . . . social web platforms providing strategies to specific target user groups for getting the most out of them. It should make government relations consultants a bit nervous that platforms are stepping into their advisory role.