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A Guide to Using Social Media Well in Government and Advocacy

BY Jed Sundwall | Monday, November 19 2012

NASA's Curiosity Rover's home page on Twitter

Today's social media environment is full of opportunities to reach the public in new ways and challenges on how to do it right. But across government and advocacy organizations, to use social media effectively, you need two things: something worth saying and the ability to say it well. How do you know what your agency should talk about? How do you know what the public expects from you? How do you train the people writing for your agency on what to say and how they should sound? The goal of this short guide, written by social media expert Jed Sundwall, is to teach you how to use guidelines to help your agency serve the public through a clear social media voice. Guidelines can help your agency sound more human. They can help you develop a strong, appropriate, and memorable voice for your agency. Ultimately, they can help you develop an enduring 21st century communications operation. Read More

Feds Launch New Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Portal

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, October 1 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Archives and Records Administration and the Commerce Department hit their deadline and unveiled their new FOIA portal Monday. Read More

Greening the Internet with Apps for the Environment

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, August 11 2011

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is looking for apps for the environment. A contest on the U.S. government's Challenge.gov platform, Apps for the Environment, offers a trip to Washington, D.C. and a chance to ... Read More

Orzsag Blogs Back Against AP's Climate Change Framing

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 13 2009

One more from the White House blog. Or more precisely, OMB director Peter Orzsag's blog, known around these parts as Orszblog! Read More