Even though most government social media accounts aren’t being updated due to the partial shutdown, the public is still checking them out.
NASA passed the milestone about a week into the government shutdown, though, so, with 98 percent of its staff on furlough, there was no one around to mark the occasion.
The U.S. Navy’s Facebook page is approaching 1 million “likes,” but looking forward to what it calls a “muted” celebration.
Managers of those accounts bemoaned the fact that they wouldn’t be able to celebrate the milestones earlier this week.
@JasonKellyPAO I hear you. We won't be celebrating this at all due to the shutdown.— Jason Townsend (@jtowns) October 8, 2013