GovTwit releases data set for 4,500 tagged IDs

GovTwit releases data set for 4,500 tagged IDs

All data from the 4,500 government Twitter IDs listed in the GovTwit directory are now available to download and use.

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Bittersweet End: GovTwit directory turns three, but forced to shut down

GovTwit turns three, but is forced to shut down as its back-end software platform ceases service.

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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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Twitter hires D.C.-based manager of government and political partnerships

Nearly five months after announcing a search for their first “government liaison,” Twitter has hired C-SPAN exec Adam Sharp as their first D.C.-based employee.

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Help ID new GovTwits after 2010 elections

Help improve the GovTwit directory by pointing out newly elected officials who are on Twitter.

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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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George Bush joins Twitter (Facebook too) UPDATE: or not

While there’s been an @GeorgeWBush for a while now in Twitter as a protected, unverified account, today it appears the former President’s official Twitter ID has been turned on @George_WBush (he’s set up a Facebook page as well).

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A verified disappointment: how Twitter handles government accounts

Twitter finally verifies the Library of Congress account (@librarycongress), but there seems no rhyme nor reason as to which government agencies get their verification request handled and at what pace.

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Goodbye @DowningStreet, Hello @Number10Gov

New British Prime Minister David Cameron swept into 10 Downing Street less than 90 minutes after Gordon Brown stepped down, and then his team went and changed social media IDs from “DowningStreet” to “Number10Gov.” Smart move?

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