But it seems staying politically informed, and in touch with our politicians, has changed from picking up the morning paper to signing in on cyber space.
"It really has changed so much," the senator said on a laptop screen at Community Bakery in Little Rock.
From Washington, D.C., the Natural State's newest Senator, sitting on the other side of a Skype call while we sat in one of Little Rock's local hot spots.
"I'm definitely not a spring chicken," he laughed. "But I can catch on to these things pretty quickly.
While he's not the youngest on Capitol Hill, he is getting nods for knowing how to use social media to connect with constituents.
"So, they appreciate it a great deal also, because I learn exactly what they feel about things," he said.
A new Associated Press survey lists Senator John Boozman of Arkansas as on of four politicians in Congress who understand how to use the Web to reach out.
"We're really just open, we're going to communicate," he said. "And we're going to do that with whatever means are available."
According to the survey, 81 percent of the House and Senate take to Twitter. And even more, at 83 percent, have a following on Facebook.
"Now, with all the new forms of communication, it's a different world out there," Senator Boozman said through Skype.
Political analysts think it's a phenomenon which will continue to play a part in American politics.
"There really is a multi prong strategy that politicians are using, incorporating social media. It's going to be a big part of the campaign, but it's not going to be the only thing," said Dr. Rebecca Glazier, Political Science Professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.
While many public figures will use social media to keep people up to date, there's a fine line politicians have to walk between legitimately logging on and the public perceiving it as them goofing off.
"There could be that feeling that they are just playing around or are they being serious? Are they wasting time or are they using time as effectively as they possibly can?" Glazier said.
Boozman admits he let's his younger staff oversee his status updates and tweets.
"It's not so much that I can't do it, but I'm a pretty busy guy," he said. "This job is an all day commitment, where you're going to meetings and doing things all day. I think it's a better way to use my time for me to do my job and my staff be able to update people on what's going on here on a daily basis."
But to keep the message authentic, there's always communication between staffers and the senator.
"That's regarding not only what we want to send out, but also what I'm receiving," Boozman said. "We get a lot of really good ideas from the common sense of people in Arkansas."
While he may be using YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to get his message out quicker, Boozman still stresses the need to see constituents at home face-to-face, proving while politics is changing it still takes a personal touch.
Senator Boozman, also still big on responding to constituent mail with a handwritten response. To get in contact with Senator Boozman the old fashioned way, you can send a letter to his office. You'll find all of his constituent contact information by clicking here.