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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  the ocean, our 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 familiarize yourself with the Department of Commerce Social Media Commenting Policy before posting your comments to any NOAA social media post.

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 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. (Comment Guidelines can be found on the About page.)

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

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    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 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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    X (formerly Twitter)

    X is a "microblogging" service that allows users subscribe to receive brief updates in the form of posts (a maximum of 280 characters) from people and organizations they choose to follow. NOAA X posts include various announcements, feature stories, science facts, images, and links to content on 

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    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 — X, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram  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 the Department of Commerce is using social media. You can also review the Department of Commerce Social Media and Web 2.0 Policy