Sunday, October 3, 2010

Follow the DC Government on Twitter

Photo by Matt Hamm
I'm new to Twitter. I have to admit I did not see the value in it before Friday's power outage in Cleveland Park.  When plunged into a world of limited connectivity and short-term battery backup life, suddenly the value of communicating in short bursts, sending quick, brief updates had a newfound appeal for me.

Not only did I see Twitter as a way to send out my own fast status updates by phone, but I found it a way to receive real-time information.  The DC government, I discovered, is veritable symphony of tweeted news.  Name a DC government agency and you can sign up for its Twitter feed to keep up with all its latest endeavors.
Here are some agencies that you might want to follow:

DC Government Entity
Twitter Account
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration@dcgov_abra
Arts and Humanities, Commission on the@TheDCArts
DC Public Schools@dcpublicschools
Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Department of@dcra
Transportation, District Department of@ddotdc
Fire and Emergency Management Services@dcfireems
Insurance, Securities and Banking, Department of@DCDISB
Public Works, Department of@DCDPW
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency@72_Hours
Motion Picture and Television Development, Office of@dcfilmoffice
Cable Television, Office of@OCTDC
State Superintendent of Education, Office of the@dc_osse
Women’s Policy and Initiatives, Office on@owpi
Serve DC@servedc
Technology Research and Development@octolabs
Health, Department of@DOHDC


Peggy Robin tweets at @StillLifewRobin.

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