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Social Media: You Still Need Plain Language

Video, Web Resource - January 9, 2013
Author/Editors: Katherine Spivey
Organization: DigitalGov University

Is part of your job working on your agency's social media? Do you write for a blog, coordinate tweets, update your Facebook page?  If you’re engaging with an external audience, it needs to be in plain language—that’s according to the the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Besides the law, however, there are good reasons for using plain language: social media’s limited real estate, your relationship with your community, and competition for attention.  In this webinar, we’ll give you tips so you can make sure your social media communications are in plain language.