PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia city councilman is spending $28,000 in taxpayer money 140 characters at a time.
The Philadelphia Daily News (http://bit.ly/HTOwa4) reports Councilman Jim Kenney is paying an outside contractor $28,800 to send Twitter and Facebook updates on his behalf. The 53-year-old Kenney says he contracted ChatterBlast to communicate with younger constituents.
A ChatterBlast co-founder defended the contract, saying Twitter is an avenue of communication that has helped solve citizens’ problems.
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