December 16, 2017

Feds Launch Registry for All U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

A new resource for the info professionals toolbelt.

From Information Week:

The General Services Administration has created a social media registry on which federal agencies can list their accounts on 22 social media platforms. The public can also use the registry to verify whether accounts are bona fide government accounts.

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GSA plans to offer APIs that can be used by agencies to access data in the registry.

The public is expected to have access to a social media verification tool within two weeks. Users will be able to enter the URL of a social media page and find out whether it’s listed in the registry.

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See Also: “Check & Register: Federal Social Media Accounts (via HowTo.gov)

The registry supports 22 of the most widely used social media services today, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It will only track accounts that represent official U.S. government agencies, organizations, or programs.

Government employees will be able to register accounts managed by federal agencies, elected officials (not campaign accounts), members of the President’s Cabinet and heads of agencies.

The registry will not include personal, employee, or other types of social media accounts.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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