Tech-Shy Beacon Hill Playing Catch-Up in New Digital World

State House - 2BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Statehouse can seem like a no man’s land for the tech-savvy.

That’s changing, slowly.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker specializes in a kind of selfie diplomacy and is quick to boast about the number of fans he has on Twitter and Facebook — about 151,000 followers and 60,000 likes, respectively.

Baker is also using the video streaming app Periscope to let the world watch his press conferences in real time.

Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg said the Senate has also taken steps to up its social media game.

The Senate produced over 100 “infographics” last year and held an “Ask Me Anything” session on the social media site Reddit and a Twitter town hall.

Still, change comes gradually. It wasn’t until last year that the Statehouse introduced public Wi-Fi.

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