Tag Archives: Twitter

Obama Holds Twitter Townhall at the White House

President Barack Obama President Barack Obama became the first president to hold a Twitter townhall meeting. The townhall, #WHTweetup@Townhall, took place yesterday at the White House East Room and featured 140 guests and 30 Tweetup participants from all around the country who follow @whitehouse on Twitter. To help the president …

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NATO Uses Twitter for Intelligence Gathering

Following the social disruptions and political upheaval of the Arab Spring, it should come as no surprise that monitoring social networks, such as Twitter, is quickly becoming an important intelligence-gathering technique. And recently, that analysis was given confirmation, according to a report on TMCNet.com. A NATO spokesman said recently the …

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Social Media Could be Key to Open Gov, Higher Poll Numbers

The Obama administration has made open government, through the use of technology and innovation, one of its high-profile goals. And, recent poll numbers suggest there is a clear-cut strategic and political impetus for conducting government out in the open, so to speak. Fast Company reports on a recent Pew research …

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FEMA Head: Disaster Preparedness Includes Twitter

Using social media is  not just the province of smartphone-wielding tweens and narcissistic twenty-somethings anymore. In an interview with Nextgov, the top government official tasked with emergency relief said Twitter and other social media sites will be a major part of federal disaster preparedness. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig …

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Military Branches among Top Facebookers in Gov’t

In a poll of social media experts and Facebook users, the armed services were singled out for their social media savvy, according to a report on Nextgov. Facebook’s Washington department polled what Nextgov said was a “handful” of social media experts as well as Facebook users on three of the …

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GSA Seeks Facebookers to Improve Social Media Timeline

They may not have the popularity of Facebook, but Gov 2.0 initiatives are making milestones. And now the feds are crowd-sourcing to meet and make new goals. David McClure, an associate administrator of the General Services Administration, presented a timeline of social media in government on a blog post on …

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Social Media Reshape Military Life

In a move signaling the pervasiveness of social media, the Department of Defense has recently allowed service members to use social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter at work. While DoD monitors individuals’ use, it is also using them to ensure consistency in organizations’ online footprint. The new policy requires …

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DoD’s Social Media Guru Price Floyd Leaves Pentagon

The Department of Defense’s first-ever director of media affairs and social media czar has left the Pentagon, Wired reports. Price B. Floyd, who is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University, was tapped last year by DoD Secretary Robert M. Gates to improve the way the department communicates …

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