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“NASA’s Super Smart — and Awesome — Instagram Take on Cosmos” – TIME

“And watching and posting was just what was happening: Jason Townsend, deputy manager for NASA’s social media team, tells TIME that last night’s Instagram posts were NASA capitalizing on a moment of high interest in space, not any sort of official tie-in with the show. NASA’s Instagram feed launched last September and now has about 700,000 followers; it’s run by that social-media team, which includes Townsend, who was one of the CosmosInstagrammers. As they watched, they pulled up images from NASA missions and programs in real time as relevant topics came up on the show.”

Read more: http://time.com/18186/nasa-cosmos-instagram/

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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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