02.10.11

Senator Leahy Launches Facebook Page And Twitter Account

(THURSDAY, Feb. 10) – Senator Patrick Leahy has formally launched his Government Official Facebook page and has simultaneously joined the world of Twitter.  Long known for his enthusiasm for and leadership on Internet and technology issues, Leahy was one of the first senators to launch a website, write a blog and conduct online chats with school students.

Leahy often heralds the Internet’s value in improving access to information and in connecting people.  He said social media such as Facebook and Twitter have added further value to Internet communication by encouraging and facilitating discussion of the issues of the day.  

Leahy has posted videos on YouTube since 2008 and has earned the Congressional Management Foundation’s Gold Mouse Award three times for the design and functionality of his website.

Senator Leahy’s Government Official Facebook page can be found here. On Twitter, Senator Leahy can be found here.

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