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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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The White House has for the last three years held an annual crowdsourcing competition called the SAVE Award, which lets federal employees submit ideas on how the government can save money and also allows them to vote on those ideas. The initiative has led to more than 19,000 ideas posted last year. After the effort is over, the administration doles out annual awards for the best ideas. Among the finalists last year were a plea to stop printing paper copes of the Social Security Administration's quarterly internal magazine, which is also available online.

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PeteA851
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9/16/2016 | 9:52:40 AM
Is there an updated version of this article for 2016?
Article was excellent!  Wanted to find out if there is a 2016 version of this report as well as any similar articles about government (particularly federal government agencies in USA or Canada) using social media or other options for marketing/outreach.

 

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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.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/...
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