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As one of the federal government’s premier science agencies, NOAA 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.
NOAA social media promotes “conversation” around important issues and ultimately helps shape NOAA’s mission of science, service and stewardship.
Connect with us online! Visit our sites below to learn more.
Here is our main list of NOAA’s phone- and tablet-friendly mobile websites and apps that are easy to access when you’re on-the go:
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. NOAA tweets include various announcements and links to its website.
Facebook lets users follow people and organizations they "like" and with whom they share brief updates, photos, links or other information. NOAA’s Facebook pages offer users a place to follow updates and join the conversation around important issues.
A popular online photo-sharing site where you can access and download NOAA photos and graphics, and contribute your own photos to group feeds.
Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to capture NOAA's most compelling photos and images.
YouTube lets users watch and post videos to share with others. NOAA's YouTube Channel offers quick access to videos on a variety of environmental and scientific topics.
A podcast is an audio recording, usually on one particular topic, which can be downloaded and listened to at your convenience.
Social media broadly describes online tools for sharing information — Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr 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.
Updated June 12, 2013