Mayor Menino Proclaims June 30 Social Media Day in Boston
Highlights Two-Way Engagement, Participatory Digital Government
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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2013
Released By:
Innovation & Technology
For More Information Contact:
Lindsay Crudele
Lindsay.Crudele@cityofboston.gov

Text of Proclamation:

Whereas

Recognizing the value of digital interconnectivity in the modern city, the City of Boston employs a wide, multi-channel suite of social media tools to make city government more inclusive and accessible than ever; and

Whereas

Through dozens of ever-growing social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Pinterest and much more, the City of Boston invites constituents to join the conversation, and take a firsthand role in improving their city using these technologies; and

Whereas

Spearheaded by its Department of Innovation and Technology, the City of Boston supports  collaborative, citizen-driven technology that empowers constituents and more easily connects constituents with City resources and to each other; and

Whereas

Social media offers us the opportunity to better understand the community we serve, and to connect directly with constituents, partners, and thought-leaders; it unites us with a community both local and global; and

Whereas

Social media offers the City of Boston a rapid method for the distribution and exchange of information, from the everyday to the urgent. These conversations improve quality of life and increase safety for Boston’s residents.

Therefore I, Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston, do hereby declare Sunday June 30, 2013 as

Social Media Day in Boston to recognize and appreciate those who engage with us each day via social media, and to acknowledge the role of social media in supporting education, outreach, transparency and collaboration in government and our communities. All constituents are invited to browse our social media directory, discover a new account, and join the conversation:

Social Media Center

 

 

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