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Top 14 Government Social Media Initiatives

Government agencies are embracing social media, using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to inform and interact with the public. Take a look at the best examples of social networking in government.
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3/17/2012 | 3:22:51 AM
re: Top 14 Government Social Media Initiatives
It's a pity that you just focused on USA, feel a great example exists in Australia by the Bureau of Meteorology in their use of Facebook. Very engaging and interactive, very considered. Many government agencies have a habit of using social media to push their media releases out, certainly not the case for this agency.
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