Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ballard Keeping Low Profile on Social Media as Blizzard Advances

Where's the Mayor?
As the blizzard of 2012 heads towards Indianapolis, we aren't certain what the effects might be.

It does appear that the National Weather Service is pretty certain that we will get some significant snow and some significant wind to go along with that.  It's our first blizzard warning since 2007.

On Facebook and Twitter, the local Department of Homeland Security has been posting a constant stream of things directed at the citizens of Indianapolis to keep them safe.  So far, at the time this is posting, Mayor Greg Ballard has sent two tweets and has posted nothing on Facebook.

What a contrast in styles to that of Ballard's counterpoint in Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker.  Booker utilized his Facebook and Twitter accounts masterfully by tweeting out updates and posting important statuses throughout the recent Hurricane Sandy mess.  He also used his Twitter account to stay in touch with his constituents needing services.

For all we know, Ballard may be nestled all snug in his bed while Indy prepares to receive the Blizzard of 2012.  I guess we'll have to see in the morning.

Perhaps this storm won't amount to anything, but, if I were Mayor of Indianapolis, I certainly would be using my social media accounts to reach folks in a non-traditional and new media way.  Maybe the Mayor will get the message before it's too late.

1 comment:

Paul K. Ogden said...

Are you sure he's even in town?