After seeking a way to revive the GovTwit directory (including trialing interesting services like List.ly and TwitChimp), I’ve yet to find a solution that would include all of the features and functionality I’d like. So today I’m making all of the backend GovTwit data I have culled since 2008 available to anyone who may be able to make use of it.
As mentioned last November, I was hoping for a way to grow the directory beyond Twitter, to include other social media site IDs, and refresh the platform. But as a personal hobby site, I simply don’t have the resources, expertise or free time to fund or build a new back-end for GovTwit that would incorporate the types of features I wanted to add.
With the federal government now gathering an official list of agency accounts via HowTo.gov’s Social Media Registry, as well as resources like TweetCongress, GovSM, OhMyGov and 50+ other sites offering up related content, my hope is that someone somewhere will be able to find a way to make use of the GovTwit data.