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Best Way to Get a Better Look at Your Legislator

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We first thought Twitter was just a way for friends to update us on their coffee runs or their pooch's bowel movements, but we've found the web craze's true purpose: minute-by-minute updates from seemingly bored or remarkably self-involved state legislators. Think of it as citizen journalism for citizens trapped at an antique desk with the day's sudoku puzzle solved and nothing else available to them but a reliable internet connection. Surfing porn would seem wrong, so why not update constituents about what's going on? Well, mainly because you get posts about legislators going to the john or poking fun at each other's height or bald spots. Please, save this kind of insight for your Facebook page, folks.

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