State Chief Information Officer Teri Takai will announce a new social media policy today that requires agencies and departments perform due diligence and consider a number of factors when using twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the like.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and several state departments already use those kinds of tools to reach the public. The governor had 1,656,153 people following his tweets as of 4 p.m. on Thursday. About two dozen state agencies, departments and programs have Facebook accounts.
The Department of General Services has this myspace page. DMV uses YouTube to deliver education videos like the one at the top of this post.
Takai is supposed to officially release the state's social media policy today around noon.