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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Reddit is a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text post. Other users then vote the submission "up" or "down", which is used to rank the post and determine its position on the site's pages and front page. Reddit is based in San Francisco, California. Content entries are organized by areas of interest called "subreddits". www.reddit.com

Features: GL; MB; MC; MM;
Benefits: Rewards and status, location based system
Enhances or enhanced by: YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Google+, Twitter
Potential NEPA Application: Reddit users can search and find articles on a variety of topics, including extremely technical and niche subjects. The research team is not aware of prior use of Reddit during NEPA, but it might be a place to distribute technical reports and other documents.
Notes: Key word tags are critical for reaching a relevant audience.