SPECIAL FOCUS: COUNTIES SHINE
By Sierra Hubbard
GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT
SINCE THE INTERNET began taking shape
in the 1980s and then took on a familiar form
when the World Wide Web was invented in
1990, technology has come a long way. The
way people receive their information is much
different from the past. No longer interested
in waiting for a newspaper to hit their doorstep
on Sunday morning, they simply check their
Twitter feed for the latest news and Google the
answers to their burning questions.
This matters to county government, because
citizens want their information streamlined
directly to them and their smartphone or tablet.
They are looking for websites that deliver
timely details about commission meetings or
new ordinances. They want to be able to pay for
services online and learn about new facilities
or road closures on social media.
Counties all across the State of Georgia
have embraced these needs and are delivering
results to constituents, from Twitter to Tumblr
and everything in between.
First Place with Facebook
Some counties in the metro-Atlanta area
have taken to social media and used it as a
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