The Twitter convention

Twitter, the “micro-blog/instant messaging” program is proving to be an excellent way to follow the convention from a variety of perspectives.

For the delegates/bigshot view, check out @sanuzis. It’s coming from Saul Anuzis, the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. The delegation is also writing a blog, but it’s nowhere near as interesting as the Twitter feed.

However, we do get word via that blog that the Michigan delegation is starting a blood drive at the Northland Inn, where the delegation is staying. The drive, of course, is directed at the victims of Hurricane Gustav, although it seems that the only people in harm’s way are the TV reporters, standing out in the middle of the street, telling us to get out of harm’s way.

Another state party chairman — Chris Healy of Connecticut — is Twittering (tweating?), but mostly just to call attention to the blog posts Healy is writing (Today a Medal of Honor winner spoke to the delegation).

For the well-connected-but-not-a-delegate view, the A-List is headed by David All, a Washington communications consultant (@DavidAll).

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, Twitter gets props from media analyst David Brauer, for coverage of Friday/Saturday police raids.

For comedy — the intentional kind of comedy — you’ll want to follow @TheInDecider. It’s Michael Kraskin of The Daily Show on Comedy Channel. He, too, is also writing a blog.

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