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Social media savvy a bit lacking in Congress

Published 09/29/2011, Medill News Service / Associated Press

People ages 18 to 29 — the so-called millennials — practically live online. Yet simply adopting the latest technology isn't enough to bring them into the political world of Congress, according to the experts and leaders of youth-based political groups. Lawmakers instead should be using social media to actively engage that 18-29 crowd instead of as another one-way communication tool to tout their latest talking points.

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