By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
1:47 PM CST, January 6, 2013
Instead of searching every social media platform, residents now can go to one place to find and track Chicago's mayor.
The mayor's office on Sunday launched Chicago Digital at digital.cityofchicago.org.
The site is designed to make it easier to find information and quicker for Chicago to learn about projects and apps, said Kevin Hauswirth, director of social media for the mayor's office.
“It should be easy to find the information that people need from us and you shouldn’t have to dig through a website to learn about digital innovation happening in city of Chicago,” Hauswirth said.
The site operates as a landing page for all things digital. It has six tabs:
>> latest digital news and tech projects
>> a chart to find all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, etc.) of city departments and sister agencies
>> a library of YouTube videos and archive of live-streamed mayoral events
>> a photo gallery of pics uploaded to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
>> apps created by developers using data released by the city, such as the interactive map for flu shot locations
>> resources including the data portal for app developers to build tools and connect to the tech community
In addition, the site will house the mayor's live Twitter stream as well as a Google map of his scheduled appearances that people can follow via Foursquare as well.“Mayor Emanuel has really made a commitment to ensure we’re operating as transparently as possible and the next evolution of that is ensuring we’re also as accessible,” Hauswirth said.
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