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Question of the day

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

* Governor Pat Quinn has a new Twitter account

Acccording to the Associated Press, the governor’s office has launched an official Twitter feed and Flickr photo page, which they say the governor will use to get feedback from people around the state. His office says that when the governor tweets, his missives will be marked with “-GOV.”

Quinn’s inaugural tweets Wednesday evening included a shout out to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, a national biotechnology group that presented Gov. Quinn with its “Governor of the Year” award in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

He also thanked U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his welcome to the online community. Sen. Durbin launched his own Twitter feed in early March.

The governor’s account is here. I went through the list of people he’s following and noticed that his first follow appeared to be, um, me.

* The Question: Any Twitter advice for Gov. Quinn? Snark is encouraged, of course, but in the spirit of things, try to keep your anwer under 140 characters.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


52 Comments
  1. - Just sayin... - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 10:55 am:

    Gov, just some advice…..those days where you tend to drift off and have “long blinks” or start to do the Hungry Chicken while your up on stage nodding off….keep ur eyes open with ur twitter account. People will actually believe your paying attention…..

    Just say’n…


  2. - Ghost of Roman Pucinski - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 10:59 am:

    plenty of #Madigan to keep Mike and Lisa off your back!


  3. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:09 am:

    Land of Lincoln really takes up a lot of your characters.


  4. - jerry 101 - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:09 am:

    keep it brief, but don’t show ‘em your briefs.


  5. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:11 am:

    Perhaps he could shorten Land of Lincoln to LoL. Wait… Nevermind.


  6. - radio guy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:11 am:

    Do not follow @governorrod.


  7. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:11 am:

    No need to tweet about every squirrel you see, otherwise we’ll be inundated with tweets!


  8. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:15 am:

    Don’t tweet pics of yourself!


  9. - just sayin' - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:20 am:

    Using a photo showing some healthy cleavage seems to attract the most followers on twitter. But guessing that only works for women. Please don’t try this at home Governor. Please. Seriously.


  10. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:21 am:

    Let someone else do your tweeting. Someone who uses thousands of notecards as an organizational system is not ready for social media.


  11. - Pat Robertson - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:22 am:

    Don’t try the “someone hacked my account” when you flip flop.


  12. - Cheryl44 - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:22 am:

    Don’t follow Roger Ebert. I love the guy, but you’ll never see anyone else’s tweets. His cover the whole screen.


  13. - OneMan - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:29 am:

    Quinn in the limited space of a tweet? F* Golden


  14. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:31 am:

    If you Tweet…

    “We believe in ‘Made in America.’ That’s the three words that I like the best. American jobs for American workers right here in our state of Illinois in the heartland of the United States. So we have to invest in that and that’s where public investment comes in.”

    …You’ll be 124 characters over your limit.

    Just sayin…


  15. - MrJM - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:40 am:

    If you tweet Rich’s subscriber content, there will be consequences. #UnpleasantConsequences #VeryUnpleasantConsequences

    – MrJM
    https://twitter.com/misterjayem


  16. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:51 am:

    Governor Quinn, do not use foursquare!


  17. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:52 am:

    A “retweet” is not that thing you usually do when the Speaker doesn’t like your proposals.


  18. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:55 am:

    UPDATE - Governor Quinn just announced that he is changing his decision and is now going on Facebook instead.


  19. - davidh60010 - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:59 am:

    This can’t end well. I hope someone hides his password from him.


  20. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:04 pm:

    @Rahm’s Parking Meter: He may be Governor of Illinois, but it’s his lifelong dream to be Mayor of the Super 8.


  21. - Jake From Elwood - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:07 pm:

    Sad but true. #PQuinn is more tech-savvy than JFE. Ouch.


  22. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:11 pm:

    Don’t tweet while on active duty.


  23. - lakeview - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:20 pm:

    First thing in the morning, tweet something like “Good morning, tweeple! I’m ready for some coffee to go with my bagel.”


  24. - sal-says - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:32 pm:

    Rather have you workin’ for taxpayers, rather than yourself. That’s what the media is for.


  25. - The Other Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:36 pm:

    Don’t hang out with #Quaxelrod. That duck is nothing but trouble.


  26. - Both Sides Now - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:40 pm:

    @Rich - Actually I think LOL would be a perfect acronym for our State! Everyone in the Nation laughs at us -


  27. - Baltimoron - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:43 pm:

    Go watch Herm Edwards (former player and head coach, now ESPN) advice to NFL rookies about tweeting from yesterday’s rookie symposium. Priceless advice on tweeting and more.


  28. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:47 pm:

    A tweetup is not a fundraiser…….


  29. - dave - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:50 pm:

    Stay away from Weiner


  30. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:54 pm:

    LWPLL!


  31. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:02 pm:

    140 characters does not mean you can mention 140 people that you met as you traveled from the Mississippi to the Wabash to the Ohio to the Wi…

    Buzz! Too long.


  32. - Edge of the 14th Ward - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:23 pm:

    Name the counties you won in the 2010 election. That will come in well under 140 characters. #toosoon?


  33. - Untweeted - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:36 pm:

    Our state office managers are all in a dither about social media, making a facebook page and twitter account for the agency… without thinking it through that the people on state computer networks can’t access that stuff. So the workers have no idea what the folks higher up are saying.

    It is an example of state government thinking in microcosm.


  34. - Newsclown - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:39 pm:

    If Quinn learned to write speeches as short as tweets, he’d come off better in public appearances. As Mies said: “less is more”.

    But we don’t want to read:

    “Okay, legislation is coming out”. (hat tip to xkcd)


  35. - Newsclown - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:39 pm:

    I meant Penny Arcade, not xkcd, so there goes my hipster cred.


  36. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:05 pm:

    What’s funny is state workers are blocked from Twitter!!!


  37. - JL - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:18 pm:

    #letthewillofthepeoplebethelawoftheland #soyboy


  38. - Meanderthal - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:30 pm:

    Follow Mitch Daniels twitter account and just do everything he does.


  39. - FormerWrmnpolitics - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:35 pm:

    Don’t be a Weiner.


  40. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:47 pm:

    Rich, shouldn’t you be asking Quinn to try to keep his answers under 140 characters? Maybe tweeting will cause him to be more succinct in his speeches.


  41. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:49 pm:

    I think important people, like Governors and U.S. Senators, pretty much have to “tweet” these days (ya know, it’s the “in” and “politically correct” thing to do), but thank goodness (and I’m CERtain this entry is well over 140 “characters,” the rest of us average Joes and Sues don’t have to feel that need!


  42. - Not a Newcomer - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:50 pm:

    Don’t tweet without consulting staff. Opening your mouth without consulting your staff is your single biggest problem.


  43. - phocion - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:03 pm:

    Re twitter##Don’t make a hash of this, too, Gov. Quinn!##@hashmark


  44. - Judgment Day - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:05 pm:

    Don’t become known as “twit.guv” (or anything similar) - people might decide to take it seriously.


  45. - Retired Non-Union Guy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:13 pm:

    Think 1st, then type. Do the right thing & don’t flip/flop. Forget proper spelling n learn 2 abbreviate so U can stay under 140 …


  46. - Responsa - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:17 pm:

    When he is constantly cut off at 140 characters the ether will be filled with the governor’s incomprehensible 1/8th completed thoughts. (Then, a frequent QOTD can be: “What do you think the governor actually meant to say before this twitter comment was cut off?”)


  47. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 4:29 pm:

    GGBWL!


  48. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 4:32 pm:

    Make fun of yourself. Readers find that adorable. Tell readers how funny it is to be a governor. Tweet about the vets you admired.


  49. - mokenavince - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 4:35 pm:

    Twitter de de twitter de dumb.


  50. - Fed up - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 7:30 pm:

    Tell the truth. For a change.


  51. - wishbone - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 8:45 pm:

    You raised taxes, good. Now do the rest of the job.


  52. - CircularFiringSquad - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 10:29 pm:

    On behalf of all of us who enjoy being outside on warm weather months we hope all of you can monitor this important development and continue to use your time well.
    In the fall you can switch to the Billboards Cross Steamroller and his “choice” for prexy


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