Tag Archives: Twitter

NASA Rewards Twitter Followers With Unique Experience

NASA is embracing the cultural phenomenon of social media in stride. The aerospace giant announced it has rewarded 20 of its Twitter followers with a behind-the-scenes access at the launch of the agency’s next Earth-observing satellite mission, the NPP. Participants will be active in the daylong Tweetup program at Vandenberg Air …

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OPM Working to Get USAJobs Running Full Speed

The Office of Personnel Management said it’s working non-stop to accommodate job seekers on the updated USAJobs.gov site after it was overloaded with high volume traffic and left at a standstill for some users. In fact, OPM has been working to quickly negotiate contracts for more server capacity hoping that …

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Federal Reserve Seeks to Study Facebook, Twitter Posts

The Federal Reserve System is soliciting proposals from developers for a tool that can monitor and analyze comments on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In the Fed’s “Request for Proposal for a Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Monitoring Solution,” it said it is seeking a Sentiment Analysis …

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White House Panel to Take Questions After Obama Jobs Speech

President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress Thursday night to announce his jobs plan. Immediately following the speech, a panel of White House advisers will take questions from the public as part of a special program broadcast on whitehouse.gov/live. According to the White House blog, expected panelists …

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Army Issues New Social Media Guide

The Army issued its first Social Media Handbook in January, recognizing the importance of social media in its communication strategy in both peacetime and wartime. The Army now has updated its guidelines for new media, releasing a second version of the handbook Aug. 24 on its Slideshare page. The new …

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There’s Another App for NASA

NASA, recently ranked the most innovative federal agency, now has another trick up their sleeve. Scientists and media specialists announced a new iPad app, the NASA Visualization Explorer, at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is NASA’s second app for the iPad. The new app allows users …

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The Hill Still Favors Traditional Media over Social Media, Report Says

Most members of Congress use social media to reach their constituents but staffs still favor more traditional forms of communication, a Congressional Management Foundation report says. The CMF surveyed 260 Congressional Staffers between Oct. 12 and Dec. 13, 2010 for its report, released Tuesday. FierceGovernmentIT reports senior managers and social …

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GAO Report: Fed Agencies Need Social Media Policies

Federal agencies have made mixed progress in developing and implementing policies regarding the use of social media, a Government Accountability Office report says. The GAO audited 23 major federal agencies that use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in its 90-page report, issued Thursday. The GAO found 12 of the 23 agencies …

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