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Pat McCrory 2Gov. McCrory, who’s taken some heat during past forays onto Facebook, will try it again this afternoon. According to the Guv’s Facebook page, he will participate in an online Q&A session this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. Apparently, the Guv will participate in the event from Facebook’s California headquarters, where he is visiting today.

Should be interesting to see if many of the 51% of North Carolinians who disapprove of his job performance get a chance to speak up and be heard.  Maybe the Guv will even shed some new light on salary-gate and the controversies in his Department of Health and Human Services. Tune in if you get a chance.

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North Carolina’s Department of Cultural Resources — you know, the folks with the mission to enrich lives and communities and create opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina — has a post on its Facebook page in which it touts the state’s new and regressive tax changes and links to a Forbes.com article on the subject.

I suppose you can chalk it up to loyal administration staffers simply cheerleading for the people that hired them, but the post has ticked off a heck of a lot of Facebook commenters who are used to coming to the page to read about, you know, cultural issues. As of Thursday afternoon, 63 people had commented.

Here are a few of the mostly negative responses to the surprisingly political entry:

“I really enjoy the posts about NC culture and history. This post is neither.”

“I totally thought this was a gag post. Sad to say it was not.”

“What a Crock of Inappropriateness…Shame on you North Carolina Culture.”

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The state announced today the opening of a new searchable archive of social media by and about government officials, according to WRAL:

The State Archives of North Carolina is going “social,” beginning the capture of Twitter tweets, Facebook posts and the like as made by and about public officials with the help of Durham startup venture ArchiveSocial.

A pilot project was unveiled Tuesday through which searchers at the archives can find what’s been said and posted about those in government, such as Gov. Bev Perdue, and – perhaps most importantly – what elected and appointed officials might say through their social media accounts.

The archive, which  is live, will hopefully ease a backlog of public records requests – and perhaps change the tweeting behavior of many?