News By Tag
News By Place
City of Austin enhances transparency with new social media archive
City of Austin and ArchiveSocial partner to launch Open Social Media Archive containing more than 35,000 public records of social media content.
The interactive archive is available to the public at http://austintexas.gov/
“The City of Austin is committed to open and transparent government,”
Austin’s effort to archive social media records is driven, in part, by the need for governments to comply with the Texas Public Information Act “that each person is entitled, unless otherwise expressly provided by law, at all times to complete information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees.” (Texas Government Code Chapter 552). All government information is presumed to be available to the public, although certain exceptions may apply.
Austin’s social media archive was developed by ArchiveSocial (http://archivesocial.com?
“We are honored to have Austin select our Open Archive technology to provide centralized, open access to social media records,” Chawla said.
View Austin's social media archive here - http://austintexas.gov.archivesocial.com
ArchiveSocial (http://archivesocial.com) enables public entities to safely and effectively utilize social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. ArchiveSocial is the industry’s first social media archiving technology providing 100 percent authentic capture of social media for compliance with state and federal records laws. It provides a legal safety net, and eliminates the time and effort required to respond to public records requests. ArchiveSocial is completely hosted and requires zero IT deployment. It serves as a cost-effective offering for any sized public entity, and provides a comprehensive solution for managing records of social media. ArchiveSocial is based in Durham, N.C.