GSA starts social media directory
New web page highlights GSA's Facebook, Twitter, RSS accounts
- By Alice Lipowicz
- Dec 01, 2010
The General Services Administration has started an online social media directory Web page, with more than a dozen links to GSA-sponsored Facebook, Twitter, Real Simple Syndication and other platforms, GSA announced today.
GSA joined the Defense Department and several agencies that have put all their social media links on a single Web page for easy navigation and access.
“The new page represents a consolidation of GSA’s ever-expanding social media presence, which is supporting openness and transparency,” said Greg Romano, acting director of public affairs for the GSA. “The goal was to bring all the links together in one place.”
The GSA Social Media Directory is being maintained by the GSA’s communications office and will be updated regularly by that office, he added.
DOD creates online hub of social media
GSA's Social Media Directory provides links to three official agency Facebook accounts, four Twitter accounts, DOD and five GSA blogs, as well as the official YouTube account and two LinkedIn groups.
DOD launched its online social media hub in July, when the Marines' Facebook account had 435,000 fans. Now the account has 750,000 fans. The Army’s Facebook page rose from 340,000 fans to 540,000 fans during the same period.
At the Homeland Security Department, the Federal Emergency Management Agency posted a list of its 14 Twitter accounts and other social media accounts in December 2009. The U.S. Geological Survey also maintains a Web directory of its social media that includes 21 Twitter accounts.
Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.