I am a little late on this, but I wanted to point out a great public interest/public administration/politics piece.
During the most recent snow storm on the East Coast, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey, patrolled the streets using Twitter to direct snow plows and city workers, and even shoveled out residents and cars himself. The Twitter Blog has a great piece on Booker’s heroic efforts and it links to stories at several major news outlets.
These are the accomplishments we public servants can achieve with the help of social networking and social media. These are the types of things I want to do in public service, and services like Facebook and Twitter can help us all improve our communities.