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America.gov closed

State Department shifts digital resources to social media, By Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill (04/24/11).

With little fanfare, the State Department has abandoned America.gov — an ambitious digital project launched three years ago to promote Democracy abroad — and shifted its resources to social media projects.

The site, which provided original content translated into at least three languages besides English, “was meant to be a resource for cultural and policy information serving America’s interests abroad.”

An announcement at http://America.gov says, “This site is being archived…” but provides no further information on what that means and if content that was on the site will be preserved or made available to the public.

Hat tip to Benton’s Communications-Related Headlines!

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