The Government Goes Offline: Online Edition

At midnight October 1, 2013, the Federal government of the United States shutdown for the first time in 17 years.

Some online signs of the time:

Sorry, but we won't be tweeting/responding to replies during the government shutdown. Be back as soon as possible.

— NASA (@NASA) October 1, 2013

Due to a lapse in government funding, this account will not be active until further notice.

— U.S. Capitol (@uscapitol) October 1, 2013

Because of the federal gov't shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We'll start tweeting again when we get back

— NPS National Mall (@NationalMallNPS) October 1, 2013

Shutdown makes for a lonely Abe. <a

Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this channel will not be updated until the federal government reopens.

— Dept. of Agriculture (@USDA) October 1, 2013

We do not plan on updating social media other than to inform you of the operating status of the museums #shutdown

— NMNH (@NMNH) October 1, 2013

Due to the Federal Government shutdown, we will not be able to tweet. Visit

— US National Archives (@USNatArchives) October 1, 2013


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