Bloomberg says Twitter and Facebook make governing harder


Bloomberg (Credit: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Getty Images))

Mayor Mike Bloomberg may be a big cheerleader for technology, but he said he's not too happy with the way social media affects public policy.

While promoting the city's tech start-up promotion plan Tuesday, the mayor reiterated his stance that Facebook and Twitter make it harder to govern.

Bloomberg said that although leaders need to listen to the will of the people, they need some space to test out new ideas without getting constant criticism from those who don't have the facts.

"Today we have an instant poll on whether anything is good before you have a chance to explain it," he said.

Nonetheless, Bloomberg, who is often seen holding onto his iPad at events, has a big presence in social media with his own Twitter, Facebook and Flickr accounts.

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