IT decision makers are turning to social media for a number of reasons. They can engage with peers, interact directly with citizens and spread information about their agencies’ work. A handful of CIOs have emerged as leaders on Twitter, gaining followers and influence by virtue of their insight. As Mark Malseed and Andrew Einhorn discuss on OhMyGov, social media is an opportunity for agencies and government leaders to be open and transparent on a free and easily accessible platform:
The popularity of social media across many different demographic groups has allowed for an unprecedented level of openness and connectedness, which also provides substantial opportunities for “good government.” By using inexpensive and widely accessible social media platforms, government agencies can engage and communicate with a citizenry eager for conversation in ways previously impossible or impractical.
Read 7 Reasons Every Government Agency Needs a Social Media Policy on OhMyGov.
Recently, the Huffington Post published a list of 70 influential CIOs on Twitter. Five were federal employees, and they are listed below: