Today, June 30, has been designated as “Social Media Day.” By who? People on social media, apparently. Actually, the celebration is being led by mashable.com, a site that has become a portal for news about social media and a community gathering place for those who use social media. That includes us.
Here at the GIC, we advocate the use of all possible communications tools to ensure that Delawareans have “convenient and comprehensive access to government information.” Seriously, it’s in state law that we have to do this. Luckily, we really enjoy our jobs, particularly when we get to work with you guys to find new ways to increase communication.
Lately, we’ve been working to expand state agency use of various social media tools. Delaware’s government is very active on facebook, twitter, blogs, flickr and youtube. There are long lists of agencies using each of these. We’re very proud of how well Delaware government uses social media.
But we bet we can do more. And you can help. Tell us, via comments here or on twitter (using #de_gov_sm):
- What existing Delaware government social media channel is most useful to you?
- What agency do you wish was using social media?
- What information do you need that is not now available via social media?
We’re always looking for ways to improve Delaware.gov but we can’t (and really shouldn’t) do so without hearing from you.