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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One Year, Thousands of GovTwits

Today marks the one year anniversary of the GovTwit directory. Started as a simple blog post listing about 150 IDs, the directory now contains over 2,500 names of agencies and individuals in the public sector who are using Twitter to share information and ideas about critical issues facing government.

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GovTwit Week in Review 8/09 – 8/15

This week we talk about DoD’s first ever efforts to crowdsource information to help create policy around social media, a re-launch of the CDC’s website, and a story about whether or not it’s legal for agencies to use Twitter for emergency messaging. That plus Smokey the Bear joins Twitter…

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GovTwit Directory Shows Government Tweeting Taking Flight With 1,300% Growth

From the White House to 10 Downing Street, from Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ariz. Senator John McCain, from the CDC to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, government use of the Twitter microblogging service has exploded in the last year. New website GovTwit.com has been tracking this growth, and now provides easy access to search and find who in government is using Twitter. GovTwit.com provides live tweetstreams, statistics and other features to help you find and follow over 2,100 government and government-related Twitter IDs worldwide.

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