July 22, 2011 •
The Nation’s Governors and Social Media
Elected officials and government agencies increasingly are using social media platforms as a way to be in touch with their constituents. I am often asked, “How do I find them?”
For anyone interested in lists of public officials on social media, there are a few key places to go. One place is the Government and Social Media Wiki with its ever expanding lists of federal, state, and local elected officials and agencies. There is also DCI Group’s Digital America with its interactive map of the states offering a Twitter and Facebook grade for each state and links to connect with your state officials.
The latest offering comes from Stateline.org. They published an article today, “How many governors are using social media?” According to the article, 47 of our 50 governors are using social media. You’ll find an interactive infographic by Mary Mahling showing the state, the name of the governor, and links to their Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube accounts.
This is a valuable resource. Thank you Mary Mahling and Stateline.org!
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