Congressman Shuster is pleased to announce that he is taking part in the first ever House Republican Conference “New Media Challenge;” a competition to strengthen the presence of Republican lawmakers on popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
“I am pleased to be part of this innovative and friendly competition with my Republican colleagues,” Shuster said.
“There is a popular misconception that Republicans aren’t technologically savvy but in reality, Republican members of Congress have dominated emerging technologies to get our message out to the American people.”
Over the past few years, Congressman Shuster has been developing a strong presence online. In addition to his official website (www.house.gov/shuster), the congressman hosts a popular blog that is updated daily with news, videos and information (www.billsblogpa09.blogspot.com). Shuster also maintains a YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/repshuster) and has an official Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/rep.shuster). The most recent addition to Shuster’s online effort is his Twitter page (www.twitter.com/repbillshuster) where he has over 1,600 people following his posts.
“I invite my constituents to log on and see how I am using sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to communicate with people in Pennsylvania and across the country,” Shuster added. “By following me online, my constituents can have instant access to information and a forum to express their views.”