December 9, 2011 •
Twitter has a team of people monitoring political and government related tweets on its @gov handle, so you can keep up with how people are using the social network to interact with government.
Their profile and first tweet say “Updates from the Twitter Government & Politics team, tracking creative & effective uses of Twitter for civic engagement…Welcome to @gov! Stay tuned for best practices, case studies and other updates from the Twitter Government & Politics team…”
With a big presidential election year ahead of us, I wonder if they intend to keep track of the use of Twitter in political campaigns. We should keep an eye on the official Twitter blog for more information.
Governing broke this news in “Twitter Launches @Gov Account for Tracking Civic Engagement” by Dylan Scott.
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