The @ONSdigital twitter channel was set up in August 2012 to help engage with users of our website during the redesign and development of the new website.

The new site was launched on 25 February 2016 and since then, there has been very little user need for the Twitter channel. Sure, we like to share our blog posts and shout about the work we’ve been doing in the team, but this has very little engagement and there is no evidence of user need for this. Due to this, we’ve decided to close the @ONSDigital twitter channel.

A huge thank you to everyone who has followed and tweeted us over the past few years.

If you would like to keep up to date with the digital and technology work at ONS, we have some brilliant members of staff that are active on Twitter. I personally recommend the following accounts:

  • Andy Dudfield: For updates on the ONS website and data discovery work
  • Terry Makewell: For all things digital and IT at ONS
  • Darren Waters: To keep up to date with what’s happening on the ONS Visual website
  • Benjy Stanton: If you’re interested in all things relating to design, user experience and user experience based designs.

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