News Journal Service: Award Recognizes Mayor’s Use of Social Media to Connect with Constituents
Through Twitter, Mayor Booker was able to connect residents with snow removal resources and alert response agencies to areas in need of action.
Required to give his acceptance in Twitter’s 140-character maximum, Mayor Booker read his remarks from his phone and said, “Newark is rising thanx 2 the power of people working together. Thank u Twitterverse & Tech Corps 4 unifying people 4 inspiration & justice.”
Mayor Booker has been an active Twitter microblogger since August 11, 2008 and currently has 1,076,008 followers.