Twitter Looking to Make It Easier For Politicians to Use Its Website

Do you think politicians, government officials and agencies should have more tools at their disposal to spread their message to the public?

The social networking Web site Twitter does.

A new full-time position the organization is looking to fill is called Government Liaison.

Here's the job description (h/t Adam Baldwin):

Twitter is looking for an experienced, entreprenurial person to make Twitter better for policymakers, political organizations and government officials and agencies. You'll be our first D.C. -based employee and the closest point of contact with a variety of important people and organizations looking to get the most out of Twitter on both strategic and highly tactical levels. You'll help Twitter understand what we can do to better serve candidates and policymakers across party and geographical lines. You'll support policymakers use of Twitter to help them communicate and interact with their constituents and the world. You'll work with nearly every group at the company and at every level to pursue your vision for how Twitter ought to be. You'll help set the culture and approach of a fledgling public policy department and be an important part of our very small company.

If you are successful, the world will be a better place because policymakers will have closer connections with their constituents and will be sharing more information with them. 

Is this a good, non-partisan idea, or rife with the potential for mischief at America's fast-growing social networking website? 

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