Friday, February 11, 2011

GAO Launches Flickr Page

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) latest step into the world of new and social media communication is an agency presence on the image-sharing website Flickr. The GAO Flickr page features selected photos and graphics from GAO reports that are searchable, viewable, and downloadable by visitors to the site.

“GAO continues to seek out new, innovative ways to convey our findings,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “The images in our reports help tell the story of government accountability by making complex concepts and data more understandable. Our Flickr page will allow us to highlight selected images and share them more easily with Congress and the public.”

The GAO Flickr page can be found at Flickr has over 51 million registered members who upload about 3,000 images per minute. Over 5 billion images are available for viewing on the site, including those posted by government entities such as the Library of Congress, NASA, and the White House.
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