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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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Just as the Marines are the most popular federal agency on Facebook, NASA is the most popular federal agency on Twitter. The agency's Twitter feed has more than 1.87 million followers. Much of that has to do with the content, which includes very regular updates about NASA programs, regular replies to fellow Twitter members, cross-references to other Twitter feeds, and links to photos.

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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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