Thunderclap Now Available for Government-Wide Adoption

Aug 5, 2013

Thunderclap is the latest social media and crowd-sourcing platform available to federal agencies to better engage with the public, with a newly negotiated government-compatible Terms of Service (TOS) agreement. GSA collaborated with Thunderclap to negotiate the amended terms, which brings the total number of tools with federal-compatible agreements to 66.

Social media is an easy way to say something. But sometimes it’s a difficult way to be heard, with the vast amount of content being shared every day. Thunderclap is a “crowdspeaking” platform that helps people be heard by saying something together using their Twitter and Facebook accounts. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks. By boosting the signal at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single person or organization create action around a specific campaign. Those who agree to support a cause authorize Thunderclap to tweet from their accounts or blast out a Facebook post in the event that the level of support “tips,” or rises to a pre-determined threshold.

As one example, the White House launched an account on Thunderclap to call for common-sense steps to reduce gun violence. Several other agencies are considering using Thunderclap as an additional component of their social media campaigns now that a federal compatible TOS is available.

Thuncerclap is now listed on among the almost 70 other tools and apps with federal-friendly terms of service.

Watch the webinar or view the slide presentation, Amplify Your Message with Thunderclap (PDF, 7.7 MB, 81 pages), to find out more about using the tool.

Originally posted by Betsy Steele on Aug 5, 2013

GSA | Washington, DC

Aug 5, 2013