Google announced the launch of YouTube for Government with a simple landing page and playlist of examples of how elected officials and government is using its video platform.
As social media savvy politicians and municipalities begin to creatively adopt free Web-based tools, public access television may find itself lose relevance sooner that we think.
Google is obviously paying attention:
With more than 200 million Americans online, political information is now regularly distributed outside of traditional media outlets. Government officials can use YouTube to engage Americans of all ages and demographics.
Most recent example from St. Charles, Missouri:
The city council of St. Charles, Missouri has launched Discover St. Charles, a YouTube channel that delivers department updates to citizens using short video clips. They’ve also created iPhone and Android apps so that citizens can easily access channel updates from their smartphones.
Local governments and federal agencies are leveraging crowdsourcing feedback tools such as UserVoice to gauge citizen feedback. Here are 6 examples.
What other agencies are doing the same?
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