Civic Innovations

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State of California Twitter Directory

The State of California has posted a comprehensive Twitter directory listing state agencies and officials (include both federal officials and local officials) that are using Twitter.


I’m not aware of any other state that has provided such a comprehensive listing of public sector agencies or officials using Twitter. There are some notable Twitter / Gov 2.0 rick stars in this list, including Governor Schwarzenegger (with almost a 1/4 million followers), and Congressman Mike Honda, who recently announced a project to “crowdsource” the rediesign of his official site.

I guess the old saying “…as California goes, so goes the nation…” applies here. Hey, other 49 states – more of this please!

(Hat tip to @staceywalker for the link)

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I am the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia. I also served as Director of Government Relations at Code for America, and as Director of the State of Delaware’s Government Information Center. For about six years, I served in the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS), and helped pioneer their work with state and local governments. I also led platform evangelism efforts for TTS’ cloud platform, which supports over 30 critical federal agency systems.

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