She says that as more state legislators make their way to Congress, the trend will shift toward more pages like Miller’s. Writing a good status update might be seen as a skill, like speaking on the stump or handling a TV interview, that politicians are required to have.
Miller says he doesn’t think that far ahead. For now, he is focused on a difficult re-election campaign caused by redistricting changes in North Carolina. He doesn’t think too much about how his personal Facebook account will play into that either.
“I basically use Facebook the same way that most other Americans do,” he says.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.