10 Gov 2.0 Leaders to Follow on Twitter

The Gov 2.0 community gathers on Twitter. Here’s who to follow and how to find more resources.

The Gov 2.0 community spends a lot of time on web 2.0 websites like Twitter. Each day, government and technology leaders share information and engage in conversations that provide enormous value to the community.

There are too many people involved to curate a single list, so here are 10 of the best, along with a few other resources for finding new people to follow on Twitter:

Alex Howard

Alex Howard, @digiphile

As a fellow at Harvard and the Columbia University Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Alex Howard is blazing new trails for Gov 2.0 journalists on Twitter.

Steve Ressler

Steve Ressler, @govloop

Follow Steve Ressler for updates from his excellent Gov 2.0 community, GovLoop.

Jay Nath

Jay Nath, @Jay_Nath

San Francisco’s chief innovation officer is an active member of the Twitter community, focusing on open data and transparency in government.

Kristy Fifelski

Kristy Fifelski, @kristyfifelski

Perhaps better known as GovGirl, Kristy Fifelski creates weekly videos for GovTech.com and is the director of new media at e.Republic.


Jonathan Reichental, @Reichental

Jonathan Reichental is the chief information officer of Palo Alto, Calif., an entertaining tweeter and a StateTech contributor.

Joseph Marks

Joseph Marks, @Joseph_Marks_

Joseph Marks is a reporter for NextGov and an active social-media user. Follow him for links to some of the best Gov 2.0 coverage on the web.

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Gadi Ben-Yehuda, @gbyehuda

As the director of innovation and social media for IBM’s Center for the Business of Government, Gadi Ben-Yehuda leads by example. His Twitter account is engaging and useful.

Jennifer Pahlka

Jennifer Pahlka, @pahlkadot

The world took notice when Jennifer Pahlka founded Code for America. Now, the White House has taken notice. This inspirational leader is serving a year-long fellowship with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Adriel Hampton

Adriel Hampton, @adrielhampton

The vice president of community for NationBuilder is working in the trenches of community engagement. Follow him to see how Twitter is done, and discover tons of useful Gov 2.0 information.

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Sep 10 2013