Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:23pm

Roll Call Challenge Breadcrumb

Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week was easy — Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a movie buff, Internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and social media enthusiast.

Q: What’s the next big thing in social media or technology?
A: I wish I knew! I think bitcoins and online currency, distributed DNS, and crowd-funding are pretty cool.

Q: Who are the best tweeters on the Hill?
A: Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, @pwire, and Chad Pergram, @chadpergram.

Q: Who would you like to see tweet more?
A: Tweeting isn’t for everyone, only for those who can find their authentic online voice. Nothing is worse than posting press releases and boring stuff online.

Q: Colorado brewer New Belgium just expanded to the East Coast. What other Colorado brewers and distillers are folks out here missing out on?
A: There are dozens; come to Boulder and try them!

Q: Favorite movie?
A: I’m a major Trekkie.

Correction: Sept. 21, 2011

An earlier version of the article misstated one of the technologies that Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said had caught his attention. It should have been distributed DNS.