Gov't Agencies You Won't Be Hearing From On Twitter During the Shutdown (But You Might Wish You Would)

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Oct. 1 2013 5:50 PM

Gov't Agencies You Won't Hear From On Twitter During the Shutdown (But You Might Wish You Would)

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Screenshot of U.S. Secret Service Twitter page.

Screenshot of U.S. Secret Service Twitter page.

Dispensing information via Twitter may not seem like a big deal, but when you take a look at the number and breadth of government agencies (and their massive followings) that won’t be able to distribute information on Twitter during the shutdown, it's a reminder of what it was like in a pre-digital age. It may be time to dust off the old radio.

Here are but a few you won’t be hearing from.

Elliot Hannon is a writer in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.

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