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NWS Alaska social media
As one of the federal government’s premier science agencies, NWS is using social media tools to share critical information and provide the public a better understanding of the work we do on behalf of oceans, coasts, fisheries, climate, atmosphere and weather sciences.
NWS social media promotes “conversation” around important issues and ultimately helps shape our mission of science, service and stewardship.
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Twitter is a "microblogging" service that allows users subscribe to receive brief updates or "tweets " (a maximum of 140 characters) from others whom they choose to follow. NWS tweets include various announcements, information and links to its website.
Share your weather tweets to all of Alaska with #akwx and #akstorm
Facebook lets users follow people and organizations they "like" and with whom they share brief updates, photos, links or other information. NWS’s Facebook pages offer users a place to follow updates and join the conversation around important issues.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a family of Web formats used to publish frequently updated digital content. It delivers news and information automatically to subscribers via "feeds."
About social media and government
Social media broadly describes online tools for sharing information — Twitter, Facebook and others — that rely on social interaction between Web users. This mode of dissemination, based on real-time simple online publishing techniques, depends as much on the audience as it does the publisher. Social media provides a platform from which content transforms into community.
At a time in our history when people prefer to be part of the national conversation, the federal government is using social media to share information and interact with its citizens as a way to support a more open and transparent democracy. Learn more about how your government is using social media.
If you have questions regarding social media and the Alaska Region National Weather Service - please contact samuel.shea[at]noaa.gov
Updated 28 Sept 2012