Government adoption of Twitter continues rapid growth; GovTwit.com hits 4,000 IDs

GovTwit reaches a milestone as it exceeds 4,000 government-related IDs tracked, tagged and shared.

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First it was Weiner, now it’s Johnson – freshman congressman’s Twitter feed hacked

Congressman Bill Johnson’s office reports that his Twitter account was compromised.

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White House to hold first Twitter town hall

The White House has teamed with San Francisco-based Twitter to hold a first-ever executive office “Town Hall” using the microblogging service. The event will be held live on July 6th at 2pm EDT.

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Weinergate chills, shrinks congressional tweeting

In the wake of perhaps the highest-profile blunder to-date in the GovTwit space, organizations are analyzing data surrounding the “Weinergate” scandal. Check out reports and graphs from TweetCongress and OhMyGov! as well as tips and thoughts from The Daily Kos and a State Department leader.

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Secret Service starts Twitter account, stumbles

Just 9 days after launching the @secretservice ID on Twitter, an employee accidentally Tweets About Fox News’ ‘Blathering.’ The news may have jump-started interest in the account, with 22,000 now following its tweets.

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Gingrich first to use Twitter to announce presidential campaign?

You know this will one-day hit Trivial Pursuit: who is the first-ever candidate to announce a Presidential campaign run via Twitter?

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State Department adding new in-language Twitter feeds

The State Department is taking a new approach to Twitter, launching feeds in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi and Russian.

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Congressman Hoyer’s Twitter account hacked or impersonated during State of the Union?

Maryland’s Congressman Steny Hoyer’s Twitter ID appears to have been hacked or impersonated during the State of the Union Address. I share what was tweeted and ask why Twitter hasn’t verified account IDs for the new Congress.

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New Twitter interface not working for agencies using Internet Explorer 7 or 8?

Agencies which are required to use Internet Explorer versions 7 or 8 are experiencing problems when trying to use the “new Twitter” interface. Is a fix coming soon?

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GovTwit’s 10 top gov 2.0 stories for 2010

While 2009 seemed to be about learning in the world of government 2.0, 2010 seemed to usher in more “doing,” especially in the U.S. federal government. It’s hard to narrow down dozens of efforts down to a single list, but the 10 stories below are ones that stand out for me (in date order):

State Department organizes text donation campaign for Haitian earthquake
GSA launches Ideascale crowdsourcing platform tool
Department of Defense publishes “Internet based capabilities” policy to cover social media activities
OMB issues guidance for how agencies can …

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