GovTwit releases data set for 4,500 tagged IDs

After seeking a way to revive the GovTwit directory (including trialing interesting services like 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’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.

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