New Communications Director Wants to Make Malcolm Smith Tweet

ALBANY—State Senate Democrats have hired a communications director: Brian Keeler.
He has long ties to blogging and new media. After an unsuccessful bid against State Senator Steve Saland in 2006, Keeler co-founded the Albany Project blog. He currently works with VShift.
“The thing that I like about Malcolm and Angelo is that they understand the new media, they understand the importance of new communication tools, and they are willing people like me who have the background on blogs and in the net roots. I’m not your traditional kind of communications director,” Keeler said in a brief interview Thursday. The Senate Democrats have promised to focus on new media, and