Top 3 Reasons for Local Government Social Media

Top 3 Reasons for Local Government Social Media

Top 3 Reasons for Government Social Media

Why is your local government on social media? Why is your mayor tweeting? Are you surprised to see  your community development agency posting on Facebook?

Why are local Governments Embracing Social Media?

When a 5.9 earthquake hit near Richmond, Virginia on August 23rd, 2011, residents and first responders in New York City read about the quake as Twitter feeds exploded with news of the quake 30 seconds before they experienced the actual quake themselves, giving emergency personnel more response time and many citizens the opportunity to find a safer location.  

The City of San Francisco released its raw public transportation data on train routs, schedules, and to-the-minute location updates directly to the public through their web service. Citizen developers wrote over 10 different mobile applications to help the public navigate San Francisco’s public transit systems. 

Why are these examples important to government organizations considering social media? They are both examples of how government and the public can collaborate to use social media to save time, save money and save lives.

 Let’s look at the top 3 reasons for local government social media.

Save Time

Save Money

Save Lives 


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