Federal Government Goes Social

A couple of pretty significant social networking developments this week relating to the federal government.

First, YouTube joined with members of Congress this week to launch SenateHub and HouseHub which aggregate YouTube channels for members of Congress. Unfortunately, neither of my Senators (one of whom is about to become VP) has a YouTube channel. Booo!

Also, the outgoing Adminstrator of FEMA, David Paulson, held a Twitter “media conference” on Monday in which members of the public were allowed to submit questions and get answers via Twitter. This is a neat idea, and a very novel use of Twitter. I wish others would follow Administrator Paulson’s lead.

All this, and its only Tuesday…