Mayor Bloomberg Announces Official NYC Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare Page

Time to get serious about social media! And what better time than Social Media Week. New York City may be winning accolades for its sloppy, wet embrace of the local budding tech sector, but City Hall was still a step behind. To that end, during Mayor Bloomberg’s speech at Tumblr headquarters today, he announced that the city will be streamlining its efforts with four new central channels on Facebook and Twitter, and well as hometown heroes Tumblr and Foursquare all under the NYCGov handle.

Of course, because this is government we’re talking about, links to said channels weren’t embedded in the press release. But to get some idea of just how tangled and confusing the city’s existing forays into social media are, take a look at this list, showing the manifold Twitter accounts and Facebook pages by agency, department, community board, etc.,  until it’s practically just a dude on a street corner tumbling about his block. Read More