Upon reading this article however I began to question the use of social media by presidents and official dignitaries. Hugo Chavez is a most interesting politician in my personal opinion. I think it would almost be a great test to limit him to 140 words to express his various sentiments. However, he joins a group of other country leaders that try to get the message out using Twitter. While this reaches the masses and dispenses information quickly, I think it can also take away from these highly esteemed positions. It's good to remember that are leaders are among the citizens. But, on the other hand, I find the thought of President Obama updating his twitter status (I'm well aware he is not the one physically doing it, but for this image's sake...) a little trivial.
What are your thoughts? Is Twitter a yes or no for our leaders? Will you follow Hugo Chavez? Will he be able to limit his updates to 140 words?