The Social Media Experiment in Government: Elements of Excellence (New GovLoop Guide)

The Social Media Experiment in Government: Elements of Excellence (New GovLoop Guide)

Announcing GovLoop’s Latest Guide… 

“THE SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIMENT IN GOVERNMENT: ELEMENTS OF EXCELLENCE”

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A few weeks ago, we asked,“Have any government social media activities led to really obvious results?” As you browse the guide below, we hope you’ll quickly learn that the answer is “yes.” This guide highlights bright spots of social media experimentation in government – activities that have led to clear outcomes and mission-related impact along core functional areas. Specifically, this guide is broken down into three …

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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

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50+ government Twitter and social media directories

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Twitter nears the gov 2.0 tipping point

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