Social media adoption and resulting tactics in the U.S. federal government


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MERGEL, Ines, 2013. Social media adoption and resulting tactics in the U.S. federal government. In: Government Information Quarterly. 30(2), pp. 123-130. ISSN 0740-624X. eISSN 1872-9517. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.giq.2012.12.004

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