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NOAA's main social media channels

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 social media sites below to engage with NOAA's science, mission areas and people.

Please note: Some links below will lead to non-governmental websites visit the site disclaimer to see how these links are handled.


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Facebook

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 important updates, find cool science stories and join the conversation around important issues. 


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flickr

A popular online photo-sharing site where you can access and download NOAA photos and graphics, and contribute your own photos to group feeds. 


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Instagram

Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to view NOAA's most compelling photos and images. 


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Medium

Medium is a unique blog publishing platform connected to Twitter that allows for big images and video. NOAA publishes blogs and Op/Eds by senior NOAA leaders and scientists. 


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Pinterest

Pinterest is "a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests."  


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Reddit

Reddit is an online community where users vote on content and conduct Ask Me Anything online chats on a variety of topics including science. 


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Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website that allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.


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Twitter at NOAA

Twitter is a "microblogging" service that allows users subscribe to receive brief updates in the form of "tweets " (a maximum of 140 characters) from people and organizations they choose to follow. NOAA tweets include various announcements, feature stories, science facts, images, and links to content on NOAA.gov. 


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YouTube

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. 


About social media and government

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 refer 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 to serve you better. To access the Department of Commerce Social Media Policy, visit: http://www.osec.doc.gov/webresources/socialmedia/.

Updated October, 2015.