Look to see more of Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneOvernight Tech: Senate panel subpoenaed ex-Yahoo chief | Twitter gives all users 280 characters | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | EU wants tax answers from Apple Overnight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Former Yahoo CEO subpoenaed to appear before Congress MORE on Twitter -- the South Dakota Republican was named one of the three co-chairmen of the Congressional Internet Caucus on Wednesday.

Thune will help lead the 150-member caucus, consisting of lawmakers in both parties and both houses, as the Congress continues to increase its use of new media and Web 2.0 technologies to craft and deploy messages.

Thune, a newcomer to Twitter whose first tweet came on April 7, tweeted Wednesday:
Just named Co-Chair of the Cong. Internet Caucus-- bipartisan/bicameral group with over 150 members. DM me with your ideas or suggestions.


Thune's reference of a "DM" refers to a "direct message" two followers of Twitter can send to each other through the microblogging service. The direct messages are still fewer than 140 characters, but are private messages, unlike "@" replies users exchange with each other.