Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process

NCHRP 25-25/80

Interactive Tools Matrix

Collage of Social Networking Products

Social Networking


Google+ is a social networking site owned and operated by Google Inc. It is the second largest social networking site in the world. It has a total of 500 million, 235 million active, users. Google has described Google+ as a "social layer" that enhances many of its online properties. www.plus.google.com

Features: P; CI; AC; SCP; GL; MM; MC; LSV
Benefits: Significant potential population reach, versatility, compatibility with all Google tools and features, public familiarity, circles feature allows for more targeted audience communication.
Enhances or enhanced by: All Google features, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram
Potential NEPA Application: Interactive discussion with a broad range of stakeholders during the study process; ability to provide project information and updates and receive real-time feedback from users.
Notes: Try Google Hangouts for videoconferencing and online video interviews.