Tonight I couldn’t sleep so I tuned into Twitter and was checking out my “Be The Change” stream.
There I saw Newark Mayor Cory Booker @CoryBooker. He was not only out in the community with emergency response teams helping citizens in crisis, he was tweeting updates and responding to calls for help
I noticed this upset tweet to the Mayor and his quick response:
After that many tweets like this one came in:
His response to @NEAKO wasn’t just for show, Mayor Booker followed through with his promise.
We all watched and cheered from the sidelines:
In the end he rescued some people in the community and made ALOT of fans including @NEAKO
My first thought was WOW finally a Political Public figure using twitter productively to communicate with citizens and aid in an emergency situation.
Then I thought: Could Twitter have the same transparency impact on Politicians as it does on Businesses? I mean not every political figure was out until 3:00 AM being superman!
Really… How might Twitter impact the future of politics? After tonight I feel hopeful, again.
Thank you Mayor Cory Booker for “Being THE Change” and setting the standard!