Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Facebook Signs Agreement With GSA








Call me naive, but I was surprised by this one. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has signed an agreement with Facebook and other social media networks laying "the ground work for government agencies to use Facebook for any purpose."
Facebook Signs Agreement With GSA

Martha Dorris, acting associate administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Communications stated that “USA.gov is breaking new ground by migrating to new media sites to provide a presence and to open up a dialog with the public. We know that many other agencies want to do the same, and having these agreements is an important first step.”

In a way, I applaud our government for being so forward thinking and utilizing the power of social media. At the same time, it feels a little creepy.

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