Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process

NCHRP 25-25/80

Interactive Tools Matrix

Collage of Social Networking Products

Blogging & Publishing

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Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Unlike Wordpress, Blogger cannot be installed in a web server. One has to use DNS facilities to redirect a blogspot domain to a custom URL.

Features: AC; CI; MC; MM; P; SCP;
Benefits: Ease of use, user controlled content, compatibility with other online and social media.
Enhances or enhanced by: Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr,
Potential NEPA Application: Provide regular updates and insight to the technical studies underway in 400-500 word posts; this helps break-down complex information in simple terms and allows readers to think about and react to the information.
Notes: Ability to post project updates and share information on specific topics with a group of interested readers. Users can subscribe to blogs to receive new posts in their email inbox. Readers also have the ability to comment on individual posts, creating opportunity for more informed stakeholders and interactive dialogue.