Improving the Communication Between the Congress and Citizens
At the same time, the Congress online technology opens wider opportunities for taking effective decisions for the opinion of different people, including citizens but not only policy makers can be taken into consideration. On the other hand, the Congress online technology is costly. Increasing costs of the maintenance of the Congress online technology that increase spending on the Congress.
However, paper mail is still more influential than e-mail, although the difference is relatively insignificant. Congressmen still pay more attention to paper mail because they consider them certainly authentic, while the authenticity of e-mails is difficult to check. On the other hand, social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook help to understand the opinion of citizens on important issues.
In such a way, the program revealed the full extent to which the Congress going online is important and difficult all the same.
Nnamdi, K. Congress Online: More Information, Better-informed Citizens? 2011. Retrieved on October 7, 2011 from http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2011-09-13/congress-online-more-information-better-informed-citizens