Abstract
Social media monitoring is gradually becoming a common practice in public organizations in the Netherlands. The main purposes of social media monitoring are strategic control and responsiveness. Social media monitoring poses normative questions in terms of transparency, accountability and privacy. We investigate practices of social media monitoring in four Dutch public organizations. Policy departments seem to be more strongly orientated towards monitoring, whereas organizations involved in policy implementation seem to be more inclined to progress to webcare. The paper argues for more transparency on social media monitoring.

doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2013.05.024, hdl.handle.net/1765/50340
Government Information Quarterly: an international journal of information technology management, policies, and practices
Department of Public Administration

Bekkers, V.J.J.M, Edwards, A.R, & de Kool, D. (2013). Social media monitoring: Responsive governance in the shadow of surveillance?. Government Information Quarterly: an international journal of information technology management, policies, and practices, 30(4), 335–342. doi:10.1016/j.giq.2013.05.024