Amazing how much I can report this as being so true! Social Media is a funky thing and everyone thinks that they should get involved. Then when they have the whole system in place they place a large sterile filter for their SM correspondence to go through. The result is a wasted opportunity and a corporate broadcasting service through another channel. Here's a great example: http://twitter.com/richardbranson
Sir Richard's Twitter feed should really be about him up a mountain in a kayak instead along with all the other charity things that are going on.
I would laugh harder if this isn't precisely the policy of USDA (where I USED to work) and where you can get fired for other people's editing of your speeches to make you sound like something you're not. Don't believe me? Ask Shirley Sherrod (I am not she, but she rocks for not taking Vilsack's made up civil rights job.) USDA still is truly the last plantation.