Sept. 23, 2009
Benicia City Council Re-Election Candidate Mark Hughes
-- Twitter, the popular people-connecting, communications and messaging network will be used by Mark to share updates on the campaign and interact with Benicians who are active online. “I plan to walk the neighborhoods, participate in debates and be active in the traditional campaign methods, but I also want to be accessible and engage with people wherever they are, and today that means the Internet and networks like Twitter.”
Twitter, often referred to as a short messaging or micro-blogging tool allows people with similar interests to connect as followers and receive each others posts – or tweets. These posts on Twitter have a limit of up to 140 characters. The brevity this affords is one its main attractions as a communications tool. “What I like about using Twitter during the campaign,” said Mark, “is the opportunity to connect with Benicians I may not have been able to meet in an easy and straightforward way. I look forward to reading their tweets on ideas, suggestions and concerns, and to share some of my perspectives as well.”
Mark’s username on Twitter is, “Mark4Benicia,”
and can be found by going to http://twitter.com/Mark4Benicia
. Twitter is a free service and no special software is needed, just a computer connected to the Internet. More information on how to connect with Mark on Twitter can be found on his Web site: http://www.MarkHughesBenicia.com.