The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.
This Google+ page focuses on the science and technology we work with at Interior.
Here are a few reference documents and legal notices for Interior's social media channels:
Terms of Participation
We welcome your comments and hope that our conversations here will be courteous. You are fully responsible for the content of your comments.
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Please remember that U.S. Department of the Interior information resources are often used by younger members of the public, sometimes as part of school research projects. As such, we would like to keep our social media presence as "G-rated" and "family friendly" as possible. Let's keep the language clean and treat fellow participants in a civil manner.
DOI Privacy Notice
In general, we follow the time-honored SocMed practice of courtesy following. However, we try to avoid link-farmers, purveyors of "adult" material, and other folks that a cabinet agency shouldn't be seen hanging around with. Also, sometimes we just miss a follow, purely by accident. BTW, we're also happy to not follow your account, if that's what you'd prefer. In any case, we don't keep records on you, your account, nor anything in it, from your use of G+. Check our Privacy Impact Assessment for details.
The #Calendar (No promises, but we're keeping our eyes open for appropriate stories)
Monday: We're still working on it. #Mondayblues isn't a very good fit, as environmental science is cool even on Mondays.
#TransformationTuesday seems like a good fit for stories about our Bureau of Reclamation. And let's not forget #TechTuesday and #TriviaTuesday!
#WaybackWednesday explains itself.
As does #ThrowbackThursday -- but two retro days? Meh. Needs work.
Fridays, we publish our This Week at Interior video news update. #twai?
#Caturday. No promises, but we do have some beautiful pix of wild cats.
#Baturday? Oh yes.
#ScienceSaturday and #ScienceSunday -- absolutely.