How we use Twitter
The @uksciencechief Twitter account is managed by the Government Office for Science, on behalf of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir John Beddington. We do not use any automation (such as tools which generate tweets from RSS feeds) to post content on Twitter.
We do not automatically follow back new followers. Due to resources, we infrequently review our follower list and follow back accounts that aren’t spam. Being followed back does not imply endorsement of any kind.
We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and GO-Science accepts no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.
@Replies and Direct Messages
We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. However, we may not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.
GO-Science Officials read all @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people. We cannot engage on issues of party politics or answer questions which break the rules of our general comments policy.
The usual ways of contacting GO-Science for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website.