Today’s shutdown story is all about party politics, and any public opinion poll will tell you it’s terrible PR for the representatives responsible (in the abstract, at least). But our readers should appreciate the fact that communications teams at almost every publicly funded organization in the country had a job to do today: let everyone know how this stupid melodrama will affect their operations.
Let’s review how some of them did it and what it means.
No more awesome intergalactic Instagram:
Sorry, but we won’t be tweeting/responding to replies during the government shutdown. Be back as soon as possible. http://t.co/qIx8cigrnb
— NASA (@NASA) October 1, 2013
No more lines at the Air and Space Museum:
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) October 1, 2013
No more PandaCam:
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) October 1, 2013