Posts By: Chris Bennett

CB2: Army Social Media App Reviewed

A Tweet on the #SMEM (Social Media for Emergency Management) hash-tag alerted me to the release of an official “Army Social Media” app on the iPhone. No, this isn’t America’s Army where teens battle it out Call of Duty style, but rather a handbook for men and women in service and their families on using… Read more »

CB2: Second Screen for Government

Last night I saw a rather interesting commercial promoting the Disney re-release of Bambi. What made it so interesting was the introduction of a technology called Second Screen. As the name implies, your TV is the first screen, and your mobile device (in this case a tablet) the second. In the case of Bambi, your… Read more »

CB2: GSA, Human Rights, and Nestle Quik

“Think of the message that would be sent if GSA took iPads off schedule until working conditions improved in China.” On the drive back from Miami to St. Pete last night, my fiancé was helping me pass the time by reading “The Awful Truth Behind 5 Items Probably On Your Grocery List” on her new… Read more »

CB2: NYC BigApps – Cast Your Vote

Today was the perfect day to spill mouthwash on my Verizon Blackberry. Why? The Verizon iPhone is available in stores tomorrow and NYC BigApps 2.0 Competition has launched their application gallery for public voting. The BigApps competition excites me because like many of us here, I’m always on the lookout for new businesses and utilities… Read more »

CB2: GovLaunch – Social Media for Emergency Management

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl Bledsoe, GovLoop Member and founder of the latest GovLaunch Social Media for Emergency Management. I’m no Christopher Dorobek but fortunately Cheryl’s expertise carried a great conversation about using Twitter and Facebook for emergency communications, the crisis in Egypt, her recent chat with FEMA Director Craig… Read more »

CB2: Breaking Bread With the Governator

Last night in Winnipeg, Manitoba I had the awesome pleasure of dining at the same table with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Premier Greg Selinger, Minister of Defence Peter MacKay, Mayor of Fargo Dennis Walaker and other exciting guests. My company GovLivewas a sponsor of an Evening With Arnold – the first speaking engagement since he left… Read more »

CB2: Are Prepaid Phones Hurting Your Community?

While developing a new technology for an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force this month, I gained insight into a growing problem facing both local law enforcement and federal agencies alike. In an effort remain anonymous from the police, criminals from drug dealers up to terrorists like the Times Square car bomb plotter have… Read more »

CB2: Facebook Amber Alerts, an Open Letter

Today’s CB2 is an open letter to Facebook’s Public Policy Communications Manager, Andrew Noyes as headlines such as ABC’s “Facebook to Issue Amber Alerts to Help in Locating Missing Kids” are being shared across the web. Dear Andrew, As a government and public safety technologist having devoted a lot of time and attention to mass… Read more »

CB2: BP Saves Christmas?

When I met a friend to share my good news yesterday, she caught me a little off-guard by saying, “You have to hear how BP saved my Christmas.” That’s right, as in the same BP from the Gulf oil spill. Having asked to remain anonymous, we’ll call her Jane. Jane works at a local upscale… Read more »