We live in the most effective and rapid communication era at any point in human history. The power to access information about any location on Earth or any period of time is more accessible now than ever before. While your friends and neighbors may know the latest media talking points about the president and the recent scandal coming from Congress, how many take an interest in what passed in the state legislator, or local city council?
Social media, despite its many drawbacks and faults, provides individuals with the ability to reach out to a whole community of like-minded people who exchange and provide information voluntarily. Sadly, there is one sector of our society that doesn’t seem to be caught up to the rest of us in this digital age- local government.