GovTwit is your guide to Twitter and government.  GovTwit started as a directory of all facets of government on Twitter and has expanded to include a leaderboard, guides, and resources to get you going on Twitter for government.

In addition to visiting the website, you can follow GovTwit on Twitter, where we will Tweet relevant information about optimizing your agency’s, or your personal, Twitter strategy.


In 2008, GovTwit founder Steve Lunceford was frustrated at how hard it was to find other public services professionals using Twitter. While some basic resources existed in various wikis or blog posts, there was no comprehensive listing of all facets of the government using Twitter. Launched in November 2008 with around 100 IDs, the GovTwit list has grown exponentially and will continue to grow through independent research as well as your submissions.

GovTwit v2.0 launched in the summer of 2009, and introduced a new look and feel for the directory, as well as new features. For more information on how to best use the latest version of GovTwit, visit the “What’s Changed” post on the blog.

In November 2012, GovLoop, the largest online community for public servants, teamed up with GovTwit to bring you GovTwit 3.0.  This new version focuses on providing knowledge resources like guides, articles, and leaderboards to help you get smart on government and Twitter. GovTwit joins the GovLoop family of properties that include GovLoop.com and Pathtopmf.com