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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Web -

IT HAS been said that if Barack Obama wasn’t US Pres­i­dent, most politi­cians prob­a­bly wouldn’t be on Twit­ter.

He made the bite- size so­cial me­dia ser­vice ap­peal­ing to politi­cians by show­ing them that it’s a great way to es­tab­lish a grass­roots cam­paign.

Cur­rently, he has staffers tweet­ing for him, mostly dis­cussing his poli­cies in of­fice. It’s an in­for­ma­tive Twit­ter stream, as is the White House on Twit­ter.

As Tas­ma­nian Lib­eral can­di­date for Bass An­drew Nikolic showed ear­lier this month, it’s easy to get it wrong in so­cial me­dia by tak­ing things too per­son­ally.

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