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Will There Be New Government Social Media Content Guidelines?

Interior Department reactivates Twitter accounts after shutdown following inauguration, Washington Post “The Interior Department reactivated its official Twitter accounts early Saturday after an abrupt shutdown following two shares of tweets that were unsympathetic to President Trump during his inauguration. Thomas Crosson, a spokesman for the National Park Service, the Interior agency whose employee retweeted the offending tweets, said the action was “inconsistent with the agency’s approach to engaging the public […]

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  • January 21, 2017
Astronauts Get Harassed on Twitter
Astronauts Get Harassed on Twitter

What Happened When a NASA Astronaut Got Harassed on Twitter. Motherboard “In late 2013 and early 2014, Twitter, Google, and three law enforcement agencies in two countries tracked down a British woman who allegedly harassed a NASA astronaut over the course of several months in 2013, according to documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the documents, the astronaut and the woman began direct […]

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  • February 16, 2016
A Cold Wind Is Now Blowing Through Government Social Media
A Cold Wind Is Now Blowing Through Government Social Media

B-326944, Environmental Protection Agency–Application of Publicity or Propaganda and Anti-Lobbying Provisions, December 14, 2015, GAO “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions contained in appropriations acts with its use of certain social media platforms in association with its “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rulemaking in fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Specifically, EPA violated the publicity or propaganda prohibition though its use of a platform […]

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  • December 14, 2015
NASA Gets Kudos for Social Media It Still Can't Coordinate

[email protected] virtually the @NASA social media apparatus totally ignored the #WhatIsNASAFor effort because who cares. — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) February 14, 2014 #WhatIsNASAFor and the Defending NASA, earlier post “@NASA tweeting resulted in 17,597,370 impacts. @NASASocial produced 7,627,023. @NASAWatch produced 5,296,071 and @SpaceRef produced 1,632,662.” Keith’s note: I am not certain what David Weaver is crowing about. The agency used its main Twitter accounts @NASA and @NASASocial for the #WhatIsNASAFor […]

  • NASA Watch
  • February 14, 2014
#WhatIsNASAFor and the Defending NASA

Keith’s note: According to this high level analysis of the impact of Twitter using the hashtag #WhatIsNASAFor between 7-10 February, a total of 17,597,370 impacts were made. On this chart Twitter impacts are calculated by multiplying the number of tweets someone makes times the number of followers they have. Personally I think “reach” and “impact” are more complex than this – but this gives you a general idea of the […]

  • NASA Watch
  • February 12, 2014
How Twitter Changed the Way NASA Communicates

How Twitter Changed NASA Communications, Mediabistro “At Mediabistro’s AllTwitter Marketing Conference, NASA’s social media manager said that Twitter has created a once-in-a-lifetime change in the way the space agency communicates with the world.” Marc’s note: I remember attending the Participatory Exploration Summit at NASA Ames in 2007 where Biz Stone introduced Twitter to the audience. Ironically the conference was using now-defunct Jaiku for social participation. But afterwards Twitter began to […]

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  • June 11, 2013
NASA Is Finally Killing Spacebook

NASA Internal Memo: Spacebook Being Decommissioned “On June 1 Spacebook, NASA’s social network site, will be decommissioned. All data will be archived and all user accounts will be closed. Spacebook was implemented in 2009 as a social network for civil servants and contractors to collaborate and share information. Unfortunately participation has not been as high as anticipated. On average, only 14 users log on per weekday and zero on the […]

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  • April 17, 2012
NASA on Google+

Government Agencies Go Google+, Information Week “Most of the agencies thus far have been posting news, multimedia, and information of the type one might expect to be posted on their Facebook pages or Twitter feeds. For example, with the exception of a post introducing itself to Google+, the Marine Corps’ Google+ posts have thus far been carbon copies of its posts on its official Facebook page. Since joining Google+, NASA […]

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  • November 11, 2011