People Who Don’t Understand Twitter: Senator’s Staff Edition

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) participates in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on foreclosure justice and causes and effects of the foreclosure crisis.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) participates in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on foreclosure justice and causes and effects of the foreclosure crisis. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Wilson/2010 Getty Images

A novel approach to Twitter, courtesy of the staff of Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse.


Whitehouse's communications director, Seth Larson, deputy press secretary, Richard Pezzillo, and new media director (!), Catherine Algeri, have disclaimers in their Twitter profiles that declare their posts — on public, unprotected accounts — to be off the record.

Shortly after Tech President wrote about the odd policy, the Whitehouse staffers removed the disclaimer from their profiles. Now we can finally tell the world that the "President's jobs plan includes a version of @SenWhitehouse's Job Creation Tax Credit Act"!

The Post Should Be Considered Off the Record
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