Twitter to tap into government market with added resources

Tuesday - 6/29/2010, 2:54pm EDT

Catching up to the recent swell of government users, Twitter will expand its West Coast office and tap into America's political hub -- by creating a Washington, D.C.-based public policy department, Government Technology reports.

The wildly popular micro-blogging site, founded in 2006, announced in early June it would hire its first government liaison to better engage its numerous government agency users.

"Significant numbers" of applications have poured in, and the San Francisco-based company will interview candidates soon, with hopes to make a decision within the next couple months, Twitter Vice President of Communications Sean Garrett said.

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