Well, since everybody at the Montana Legislature discovered Twitter a couple weeks ago (even Republicans), the #mtleg hashtag has become rife with partisan tweets. So, reporter Emilie Ritter started a new press core-focused hashtag: #mtlegnews. [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/EmilieRitter/statuses/45516834056830976″] That tweet came through on Wednesday. Since then, the hashtag has seen slow adoption while its parent, #mtleg,… Continue reading Get your own hashtag!
Reporter Cody Bloomsburg, covering the 2011 Montana Legislature for the UM School of Journalism’s Community News Service, put out a great feature this week on the growing use of Twitter among legislators and activists in Helena.
Reporter John S. Adams took world-renowned computer security expert Brad Smith into the capitol in Helena and demonstrated — using a covert Bluetooth antenna and a cheap netbook — that many Bluetooth-enabled devices at the legislature are not secure.
Lewis and Clark and Missoula counties are the first in Montana to become part of a fingerprint-sharing system that aims to identify illegal and legal aliens while they are in police custody.