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“Agencies trade ideas on getting a message to go viral” – FCW

The space agency recently began using Google+ Hangouts to broadcast conferences, shuttle launches and meetings to anyone with an Internet connection. “It kind of humanizes what’s going on with your government organization,” said Jason Townsend, NASA’s deputy social media manager. “A lot of people think we’re nameless, faceless, big, behemoth entities, and so we’re able to go out there and say no, we’re a collection of individuals trying to accomplish big things.”

NASA broadcast its first Google Hangout on Feb. 22, 2013. “It was a huge success,” Townsend said. “We had about 1,500 people directly connecting with the space station at one point in time…usually it’s however many people we can fit in a room.”

Read more: https://fcw.com/articles/2013/08/01/government-social-media.aspx

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Jason is an industry leader in communications with over 14 years of experience in strategic and innovative use of digital tools, social media messaging and website content. Now leading efforts in NASA's strategic communications, he's previously directed the efforts of and executed some of the largest Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts across those platforms, working on projects that have earned Emmy awards, Shorty Awards for best use of social media and Webby Awards for best corporate use of social media and websites. He is currently a communications program manager at NASA where he is responsible for leading the planning, development and implementation of strategic communications efforts across the agency.
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