Berkeley Doesn't Do Facebook, Twitter
BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 04: Students at UC Berkeley block Sather Gate as they demonstrate during a national day of action against funding cuts and tuition increases March 4, 2010 in Berkeley, California. Students across the country are walking out of classes and holding demonstrations against massive tuition increases and funding cuts to college universities. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Thursday, May 5, 2011 Updated at 5:32 AM PDT
Berkeley has long been the epicenter of counter culture but now it is taking that history social. Or actually the exact opposite.
The left-leaning East Bay city known for taking a stand has still not taken the plunge into social networking.
Berkeley maybe one city of a growing minority that has not launched a Facebook or Twitter page.
But the city is not taking a political stand of even betting that social networking is a passing fad.
Berkeleyside reports that instead the city doesn't know how best to use the Bay Area-based social networking sites and even if it did, Berkeley doesn't have the resources to man the sites.
For those living in Berkeley who are dying to socially connect with its civic leaders, Mayor Tom Bates has a Facebook and a Twitter page.