NASA are at the top of their game when it comes to technology, so comes as no surprise to learn that they have embraced social media. This was evident with how fast NASA uploaded all of its Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity details on to Facebook – this led to a number of other space probes appearing on the social media site.
Even on Twitter there are a number of Tweets from tech savvy people over at NASA, Discover Magazine even tells us that astronaut Soichi Noguchi is tweeting away. The astronaut is miles above the earth sharing with us a number of pictures of landscapes, cities as well as our moon.
NASA always likes to make certain that they archive all of their data collected, so it is great to learn than they are to do this with their social media outlets. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has only just started to archive this material, but historians will find it useful for locating social media content.
NASA’s archive not only includes information on Facebook and Twitter, but Flickr and YouTube as well. Bloggers will benefit from this archiving the most, as they will now be able to find the information than need much easier.
Follow Online Social Media on Twitter, or leave a comment on this story.