Did Weinergate Scare the Pants Off Congressional Tweeters?
The following facts are useless without also comparing them to the rise in cigar use in the 90s or sales of yachts in the late 1980s.
The Hill reports the Congressional tweets are down by 28% since Rep Weiner "accidentally" tweeted his junk:
Lawmakers cut back on their use of Twitter last week after Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) sent a lewd image of himself through the social network.
It’s impossible to say whether the drop in tweeting by lawmakers is attributable to Weiner’s problems, and last week did include the Memorial Day holiday.
Still, there was a significant drop in the number of tweets by lawmakers, who tweeted about 28 percent less the week of May 30 to June 3 than the previous week, according to a study by TweetCongress.
Is this what one Capitol Hill aide was referring to when they told Politico social media is absolutely a pain in the ass?