Government Twitter Accounts Are Among the First Casualties of the Shutdown
High on the list of government services deemed "nonessential" is the management of federal Twitter accounts.
Along with the national parks, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Library of Congress--all of which have effectively closed for business--Twitter accounts for NOAA Hurricane Hunters, NASA Voyager 2, and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife (among many, many others) are going dark during the shutdown.
The federal government is currently shut down.— US Labor Department (@USDOL) October 1, 2013
None of our live animal cams will broadcast during the #shutdown. The cams require federal resources, primarily staff, to run and broadcast.— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) October 1, 2013
Government shutdown means BEA isn't crunching numbers, issuing economic reports. Website goes dark. #GovtShutdown— BEA News (@BEA_News) October 1, 2013
This account will be posting limited recall news during the government shutdown. We will not respond to or monitor tweets.— U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) October 1, 2013
Due to government shutdown, we will not be posting or responding from this account. Farewell, humans. Sort it out yourselves.— NASAVoyager2 (@NASAVoyager2) October 1, 2013
As of Oct. 1, Library of Congress closed until further notice. Events canceled, most web sites inaccessible http://t.co/pW55mRaAG2— Library of Congress (@librarycongress) October 1, 2013
Because of the federal gov't shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We'll start tweeting again when we get back.— Statue of Liberty (@StatueLibrtyNPS) October 1, 2013
Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this channel will not be updated until the federal government reopens.— Dept. of Agriculture (@USDA) October 1, 2013
We will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during a government shutdown.— DOT.gov (@USDOT) October 1, 2013
Due to the shutdown, will not be posting new updates or responding to Qs until normal operations resume. Thank you for understanding.— HUDgov (@HUDgov) October 1, 2013