Twitter, a social networking site that allows users to exchange short messages -- called 'tweets" -- on their activities, has been joined by a state and local government listing called GovTwit. Sponsored by BearingPoint, the site carries tweets from government entities such as the city of NapervilleIL reminding residents to clean sidewalks after winter weather, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's tweet linking to a fact sheet on his meeting yesterday in Philadelphia with President-Elect Barack Obama.

Wayne Hanson  |  Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government