Annotated Bibliography Essay

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Government & Social Media Bibliography:

 Bratton, D., & Candy, V. (2013). Federal government ethics: Social media. International Journal of Management & Information Systems (Online), 17(3), 175. Retrieved from

This article explains the connection between the federal government and the increasing use of social networks. Federal government employees have been using social media for personal use and also for professional purposes. Mr. Bratton talks about the role of ethical practices that take place within the global business market. It seems that in the past members of the federal government have not acted in the most ethical way and therefore have experienced some negativity when it came to social media. In conclusion the article goes on to speak about cultural intelligence and the international characteristics of social networking. This article relates to my subject of study because it enables people to begin to understand that ethics and values should always be present when using social media networks.
 “Social media and government accountability." Manila Standard 13 July 2013. General Reference Center GOLD. Web. 6 Oct. 2013.

This article discusses a new movement, which allows for citizens to express thoughts on topics but also to demand government accountability. The Citizen Action Network for Accountability, which was launched in July, gives the people of the public the opportunity to call out their government officials on current issues. Citizens can also report wrongful doings but at the same time can support noteworthy actions taken by government sectors. A big communication platform for this movement has been social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. Even though this is not necessarily a positive thing for government agencies it allows for them to receive a large amount of feedback from the public. This feedback can then be used to make suggestions, implement changes, and identify problems or concerns of the people. This article related to my topic of study because it shows that sometimes the government sectors are faced with harsh comments and concerns but they can use the feedback gathered on social media sites to move forward in the right direction.
 Clarke, Amanada. "Social Media: 4. Political Uses and Implications for Representative Democracy." (2010): 1-16. Parliamentary Information and Research Service Location. Web.
This recourse really informs the reader about how government series and social media work together. The article talks about how people of each nation use social media to connect with their society. Mrs.Clarke makes direct references to the Canadian and United States government agencies. The article continues to explain how each nation uses social media as a platform to communicate certain topics to the public such as product recalls or to educate citizens on a subject. This article connects with my topic of study because it explains how the Canadian government can use social media to communicate things of importance to a large group of people at one time. The opportunities for government agencies to communicate and advertise things are endless.

Joseph, R. C. (2012). E-government meets social media: Realities and risks. IT Professional Magazine, 14(6), 9. Retrieved from

This article discusses research results of over 99 E-government websites within the United States and the social media that was used to network with in each series. Specifically the study looked directly at government portals and state governors use of social media. Mr.Joseph discusses the two environments in a compare and contrast manner. In closing the article also talks about relative risk of government group using social media networks and red flags that should be noticed. This article relates to my topic of study because it talks directly about all the realities that are