Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process

NCHRP 25-25/80

Interactive Tools Matrix

Collage of Social Networking Products

Blogging & Publishing


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) which runs on a Web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress manages 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, powering over 60 million websites worldwide. www.wordpress.com

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: Evaluating the number of views and shares of a particular post can provide feedback about what topics are of interest to the public.
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.