Social Media Registry

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The Social Media Registry is a tool to keep track of social media accounts managed by federal agencies. It helps the public identify “official” federal social media accounts and helps  agencies manage their social media efforts. The public-facing side is hosted on USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov, and the agency-facing side is hosted here.

The Social Media Registry also offers a series of APIs to allow developers  build applications with the data from the registry. Here is the full documentation of the APIs.

Using the API, GSA built embeddable Twitter Widgets to aggregate tweets from across federal agencies and by topic. These widgets demonstrate the power of the Registry and the API—so anyone can access content from across thousands of federal social media accounts, updated in real-time.

Register Your Account

If you work for the U.S. federal government and have a .gov or .mil email address, use this tool to register social media accounts managed by federal agencies (including accounts for elected officials, heads of agencies or Cabinet members).

Any registered accounts should have been created under federal-compatible Terms of Service (TOS). If they weren’t, contact your agency Point of Contact, to bring accounts into compliance with federal law.

Specific Requirements

The Social Media Registry only includes accounts that represent official U.S. government agencies, organizations, or programs. You can register accounts managed by federal agencies, elected officials (not campaign accounts), heads of agencies or members of the President’s Cabinet. Do not enter personal, employee, or other types of accounts.

Register

It’s easy. Enter the account URL in the field below and click “Look Up”

  • If it’s not yet registered, you can add it
  • If it’s already in the system, you can update it, if needed

Please paste the URL of the account you’d like to register here:

Example: http://twitter.com/whitehouse

Types of accounts we can verify:

Blip
Google+
Posterous
Twitter
Disqus
IdeaScale
Scribd
UserVoice
Facebook
LinkedIn
SlideShare
Ustream
flickr
Meetup
Socrata
Vimeo
Foursquare
MySpace
Storify
YouTube
GitHub
Pinterest
tumblr

Qs? Comments?

If you have any questions or comments, contact the Social Media Registry via email.

Background and Embed Instructions

Each of the below widgets is populated by the Social Media Registry. The Registry’s API updates a series of Twitter Lists, which in turn offer widgets for the below sets of Twitter accounts.

To embed any of the below lists as a widget on your site, create a Twitter account and subscribe to the list that you want to embed. Then, visit the widget page in your settings and create a new widget for this list. The instructions and options on this page will allow you to specify widget size, design, and more.

Twitter Lists

 

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