– Govt-Social-Media

Government Uses of Social Media / Web 2.0 Technologies (updated 18 March 2012):
City of Seattle’s open data catalog, hosted by Socrata, a Seattle tech firm:

City of Seattle’s My Neighborhood Map, mapping data onto neighborhoods:

City of Seattle Social Media for Departments and Elected Officials

Other popular Open Data and Transparency Sites:


Twitter – Multiple City of Seattle Departments tweet. Examples:

CityLinks – Most City of Seattle Departments have blogs on seattle.gov under the name “Citylink”. These roll-up into a consolidated blog: http://www.seattle.gov/citylink/


Mashups – on Seattle.gov the basic mashup is My Neighborhood Map, with Seattle Travelers Information for traffic. These use Bing Maps as the display technology:

Social Media Policies (for use of Twitter, Facebook, blogging, video, etc.):

San Francisco Sites:

Other sites:


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