Oklahoma Senate Going Social

altThe Oklahoma Senate is now on Twitter, the social media site where users send out short messages on what’s going on.

The messages will be sent by the Senate Communications Department, a nonpartisan staff division that serves all 48 members of the Senate. Messages, also known as tweets, will include updates on key committee and task force meetings, press conferences and floor action on specific legislation.

“I’m very proud of our entire Senate staff for the work they’ve done in the past several years to take advantage of technology, from getting legislation online, to live streaming audio and video from two of our main committee rooms as well as the chamber,” said Sen. Glenn Coffee, president pro tempore.  “The Senate Communication tweets can give people a heads up on key events and help interested individuals keep up with big events at the state capitol.”

The Senate’s nickname on Twitter is OKSENATEINFO. The service will kick off this week with reminders of upcoming interim study meetings, links to press releases and media advisories.  Links for audio files, as well as streaming audio and video for important legislation, will be sent as well.