Canada’s government is charging into the Twitterverse, lead by the cabinet minister Tony Clement. Mr. Clement was already popular after stopping the takeover of a large Saskatchewan Corporation. However, his twitter feed has been required reading since early February. Mr. Clement’s 140 word posts cover everything from normal chatting, to Justin Bieber, to just plain weird. Recently he Tweeted:
“Yep, It’s official: I have strep. :-p <— please don’t open mouth kiss this emoticon”. @TonyClement_MP
This kind of interaction means that Canadian journalists have no choice but to follow follow Mr. Clement.