David Ford said: “I would like to congratulate her on receiving this award as it recognises the leading role she is playing amongst politicians who use social media.
“This award is another demonstration of the hard work and effort that Naomi has shown throughout her career.
Naomi Long MP said: “Social media has grown in importance particularly for politicians to connect with the public. It’s really useful to hear their thoughts as well as getting information to them. This was seen during the water crisis this year when we were able to get information to and from those affected.
“It also helps the public to find out more about us politicians as people and allows them to have a direct connection to those that are representing them.”