Surprise: Members of Congress tweeting less after Weinergate

It’s impossible to say whether the drop in tweeting by lawmakers is attributable to Weiner’s problems, and last week did include the Memorial Day holiday.

Still, there was a significant drop in the number of tweets by lawmakers, who tweeted about 28 percent less the week of May 30 to June 3 than the previous week, according to a study by TweetCongress…

The week of the 30th, 2,104 Republicans and 843 Democrats tweeted, compared to the 2,868 Republicans and 1,182 Democrats who’d done so the previous week.

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