Tweeting and the Federal Trade Commission
The United States Federal Trade Commission, the primary regulatory body overseeing marketing, announced today that yet another one of its commissioners — Maureen Ohlhausen – is tweeting. Here’s most of what the FTC had to say:
“FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen joined Twitter this week! … You can read more about her in her official biography and follow her on Twitter: @MOHlhausenFTC. On Thursday, Commissioner Ohlhausen will provide remarks about the FTC’s Section 5 authority at the Chamber of Commerce. She will also tweet highlights of her remarks. Commissioner Ohlhausen joins @FTC on Twitter along with [Commissioners] @julieBrillFTC and @Josh_WrightFTC. …”
It’s interesting to note that the Chairwoman of the FTC — Edith Ramirez – is not in the TwitterSphere. Why not?
I can’t wait to read some of the tweets. Maybe they’ll be something like, “About to put the hammer down on a cosmetics company.” or “I can’t believe what Commissioner [fill in name] tweeted last week. Really lame.” At least I hope they’re a bit more interesting than Commissioner Brill’s latest tweet, “#FTC votes to require #FDA pre-approval for head lice treatments to assure proper scientific support for ad claims.” I’m itching already!
Isn’t it refreshing when law enforcement tweets? It gives me such a sense of security.
We Expert Doug Wood