GPO Joins Facebook

You can now become a fan of the Government Printing Office on Facebook.

On Friday, the federal government's printer launched a Facebook page "in an effort to continue to use social media as way of increasing transparency and engage with the public on the workings of [GPO]," the agency said in a news release.

Spokesman Gary Somerset said GPO recognizes that social media is how the world is increasingly communicating. "We already have YouTube and Twitter accounts and Facebook is another extension of the social media circle," he wrote in an e-mail. "These efforts complement GPO's longstanding use of digital systems to inform the public."

GPO plans to post announcements, press releases, agency job listings, photos and videos on its Facebook page. As of Monday afternoon, the agency had nearly 200 followers, with numbers rapidly increasing.

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