Twitter launches @Gov to provide updates from its government and politics team

Twitter launches @Gov to provide updates from its government and politics team

Twitter launches @Gov – a new account to track creative and effective uses of Twitter for civic engagement.

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NASA highlighted in video touting major Twitter redesign

Twitter has launched a major redesign today, including upgrades to brand profile pages, and NASA astronaut Ron Garan is prominently featured in a new video touting the changes.

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Google launches Google+ guide for politics and government

Hot on the heels of launching Google+ Pages, Google has released a “how-to” guide for G+ aimed at increasing use of the new social platform by those in politics and government. Facebook also has a guide for government and politicians, but Twitter is strangely absent in creating a similar online resource.

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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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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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50+ government Twitter and social media directories

GovTwit may be the best, but there’s many more directories and links to government and politicians who are using social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. This post highlights links to over 50 government social media directories and lists.

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Another Twitter first: Pelosi tweet reconvenes the U.S. House of Representatives

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi broke the news through a Tweet yesterday that she would reconvene the House next week from recess for a special vote – another first for Twitter in Government and a reminder of how much power can be carried in just 140 characters.

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Interview provides new details on search for Twitter’s government liaison

The first interview with Twitter, Inc. about their search for a Washington, D.C.-based “government liaison.”

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