Hey There! RITreasury is Using Twitter!
Twitter accounts are like… opinions: Everyone’s got one. Even Rhode Island’s Office of the General Treasurer, which recently announced plans to Twitter the state’s daily cash flow in real time. “As we look forward, it’s important that government find innovative ways to use existing technology to communicate with the public and increase government transparency,” R.I. General Treasurer Frank Caprio explained in a statement. “Utilizing Twitter is the next step. As our State’s fiscal crisis escalates, our legislature must make the difficult choices to balance our budget. I hope that this latest effort will serve as a daily reminder to how urgently we need action.”
Sure. Assuming Caprio can convince the state’s Twittering citizenry to actually follow “RITreasury.”
With updates like:
“Real-time cash-flow numbers for Friday, April 03: General Fund Receipts: $28,535,335 … General Fund Expenditures: $31,461,897,”
that could prove more difficult than resolving the fiscal crisis…