According to Twitter’s own claim, all of the 100 United States Senators are now users of the micro-blogging website. However, only 90% of the House of Representatives have taken to the social networking site. These figures have almost doubled in the past two years. Further statistics from Twitter reveal that 29 states of the U.S. have all of their legislators in the Senate and the House on Twitter, while every state has at least 70% of their politicians on Twitter.
Twitter sure seems to be very excited for having these U.S. politicians on board that it has shared two lists for Senate and House politicians. This trend of having only some politicians might change real soon when in the very near future, all of the politicians in the US will be seen tweeting. Through Twitter accounts as well, these politicians are criticised often for what they say out loud and sometimes for what they fail to mention.
Some of the politicians in Pakistan can also be seen on Twitter, but that trend is not so much. Whereas, Twitter officially “approves” account of many politicians and public figures from the U.S., but it rarely does so for other politicians from around the world. However, despite not having that “approval” tag on their accounts, it is really them tweeting away.
Some politicians even reply to tweets when a user sends them a message, while other times, they do not engage. These public figures accounts are followed by many users very closely, while others who are not that active on the site, get less attention. It seems that sometimes users forget to update their tweets with newer stuff happening around them round the clock.