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Is the guv blogging? Nah, that’s sooo old school. He’s tweeting and updating his Facebook status instead
Hey, have you noticed that Gov. Bill Richardson is blogging less and tweeting more?
No? Me either.
But Dan Boyd of the Albuquerque Journal has got the scoop in a story in today’s paper. Apparently the governor has jumped on the social networking wave and is riding the swell by becoming a regular on Twitter and reporting status updates on Facebook.
Who knew the guv was a techie?
I first saw Richardson, or more accurately one of his staff, tweeting on Twitter when he was in Rome and the Vatican to be honored for signing the law that abolished the death penalty in New Mexico.
He, or more accurately a member of his staff, has moved to more mundane stuff since that first foray on Twitter.
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
In his most recent tweet, posted Wednesday, Richardson said he had enjoyed a great taco burger at Sadie’s, a popular restaurant in Albuquerque’s North Valley.
On July 24, he tweeted he had “thoroughly enjoyed” a green chile cheeseburger from the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio, N.M., whose owner recently bested a New York celebrity chef in a Food Network “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”
The governor launched his Twitter site in April during a trip to Rome, where he was honored for signing a repeal of New Mexico’s death penalty.
Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said staff members do the updates, not Richardson himself, though the governor sometimes has input on what’s posted.
Richardson personally asked for the Facebook page, Gallegos said. Fittingly, the Facebook page was announced via Twitter on June 9.