Hugo Chávez's Twitter habit proves a popular success
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 11/08/2010 22:59
Venezuelan president passes 720,000 followers as Twitter account lets public bypass bureaucrats and go straight to the top
It is known mainly for transmitting celebrity trivia and narcissism, but in the hands of Hugo Chávez Twitter has become something else: a tool of government.
Venezuela's president has harnessed the social networking and microblogging service for his socialist revolution by encouraging the population to tweet him its concerns.