A Complete Guide to the L.A. City Council on Social Media

These days, social media is touted (and embraced) as the x-factor that magnifies almost everything — business, news, politics, culture. Go without it, some warn, and you'll fall behind into the dark ages. Use it right, and you can go from a clever nobody to TV writer. As we have been increasingly reminded by the looming national elections, politicians are not exempt from the expectations of curating and managing an online presence.

We've decided to take a look at our own local representatives — the Los Angeles City Councilmembers — and size up their use, misuse and (in some cases) lack-of-use of social media. We found out who has left their Twitter accounts to rot, who gets in touch with their inner blogger on Wordpress and who has Facebook proof of being vetted by Pink's Hot Dogs.