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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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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The gov 2.0 time machine: back to the big bang

Take a trip back in time and view an archive of 5,533 tweets about 2009’s Gov 2.0 Camp, one of the first “unconferences” held in Washington, D.C.

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A Prezi on Open Government & Gov 2.0…

Just posting a short overview presentation using Prezi to describe some thoughts around open government and Gov 2.0.

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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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Win a pass to the Gov 2.0 Summit

Win one of two passes to the Gov 2.0 Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. Sept. 7-8, 2010.

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A win for gov 2.0 as Twitter hires State Department staffer Katie Jacobs Stanton

Today brings a surprise announcement from the State Department’s Katie Jacobs Stanton that she’s leaving D.C. and returning to California to work for Twitter.

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35 Gov 2.0 heroes to follow on Twitter

While there are nearly 3,000 gov 2.0 heroes in the government employees, agencies, contractors, politicos and academics that make up the GovTwit directory itself, here are 35 Top GovTwits you should be following.

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