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92% of Australia's Federal Politicians Now Use Facebook and/or Twitter

I've been tracking the number of Australian Federal politicians using Australia's leading social channels for two years now, seeing the number using at least one of Facebook and Twitter grow from 79% in April 2012 to 90% in November 2013 to a current level of 92%. What's even…See More
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Craig Thomler posted a blog post

92% of Australia's Federal Politicians Now Use Facebook and/or Twitter

I've been tracking the number of Australian Federal politicians using Australia's leading social channels for two years now, seeing the number using at least one of Facebook and Twitter grow from 79% in April 2012 to 90% in November 2013 to a current level of 92%. What's even…See More
21 hours ago
A blog post by Craig Thomler was featured

Engagement Has Moved Online - Have Governments?

A few years ago I heard it said by political advisors that one hand-written letter to a Minister counts for more than 100 emails on the same topic. The perception was that if someone sat down and wrote their thoughts in long-hand it showed more interest and commitment than if they typed and posted them online in a blog, social network or website. I believe this has changed slightly, with emails now accorded almost equal status with postal mail (largely by treating them in the same manner as…See More
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Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Engagement Has Moved Online - Have Governments?

A few years ago I heard it said by political advisors that one hand-written letter to a Minister counts for more than 100 emails on the same topic. The perception was that if someone sat down and wrote their thoughts in long-hand it showed more interest and commitment than if they typed and posted them online in a blog, social network or website. I believe this has changed slightly, with emails now accorded almost equal status with postal mail (largely by treating them in the same manner as…See More
Friday
Andrew Wilson liked Craig Thomler's blog post 'Government Agencies Need to Think Open First With All Content'
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A blog post by Craig Thomler was featured

Algorithm Detected Ebola Outbreak Nine Days Before Health Authorities Using Internet Posts

There's a great article over at TechRepublic by Lyndsey Gilpin on how the computer algorithm behind HealthMap detected the recent Ebola outbreak nine days before it was identified by health authorities. In How an algorithm…See More
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Craig Thomler posted a blog post

Algorithm Detected Ebola Outbreak Nine Days Before Health Authorities Using Internet Posts

There's a great article over at TechRepublic by Lyndsey Gilpin on how the computer algorithm behind HealthMap detected the recent Ebola outbreak nine days before it was identified by health authorities. In How an algorithm…See More
Wednesday
A blog post by Craig Thomler was featured

Government Agencies Need to Think Open First With All Content

Last week the Clean Energy Regulator released a calendar that illustrates when other government agencies use National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data. Called the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting…See More
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Profile Information

Current Title:
Online Communications Director
Current Agency or Organization
Department of Health and Ageing, Australia
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Marketing Degree way back when
Project Management Diploma
The rest of my experience is practical
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://egovau.blogspot.com
I work for the government because:
there is a tremendous opportunity to use the online channel to improve the engagement and relevance of government to citizens and the provision of services.

Craig Thomler's Blog

92% of Australia's Federal Politicians Now Use Facebook and/or Twitter

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments

I've been tracking the number of Australian Federal politicians using Australia's leading social channels for two years now, seeing the number using at least one of Facebook and Twitter grow from 79% in April 2012 to 90% in November 2013 to a current level of…
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Engagement Has Moved Online - Have Governments?

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:30am 0 Comments

A few years ago I heard it said by political advisors that one hand-written letter to a Minister counts for more than 100 emails on the same topic.



The perception was that if someone sat down and wrote their thoughts in long-hand it showed more interest and commitment than if they typed and posted them online in a blog, social network or website.



I believe this has changed slightly, with emails now accorded almost equal status with postal mail (largely by…
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Algorithm Detected Ebola Outbreak Nine Days Before Health Authorities Using Internet Posts

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

There's a great article over at TechRepublic by Lyndsey Gilpin on how the computer algorithm behind HealthMap detected the recent Ebola outbreak nine days before it was identified by health authorities.



In…
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Government Agencies Need to Think Open First With All Content

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:31am 0 Comments

Last week the Clean Energy Regulator released a calendar that illustrates when other government agencies use National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data.



Called the National Greenhouse…
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How Open Source is Powering Government

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:05am 0 Comments

I've attended DrupalGov today in Canberra. Below is my presentation for people who missed it.



There's also a recording that will become available in due course.





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At 1:13pm on December 19, 2009, GovLoop gave Craig Thomler a gift
At 3:29pm on July 6, 2009, Don Jacobson said…
Craig - Thanks for joining the GovLeaders group! Please check out "Why We Need to Lead" (if you haven't already) and consider telling us about the best leader you ever worked for.

Don
At 1:52pm on July 6, 2009, Denise Hill said…
Hi Craig,

I multi-task : ). Thanks for asking. Hope all is well.
At 11:30am on June 20, 2009, Jeff Granger said…
Hi Craig,

Thanks for inviting me to connect up as a fellow Aussie.

I noticed your article on GoverningPeople.com. You might be interested to know that the ABS have started taking registrations for TableBuilder, their next evolution of data dissemination for the Australian Census. I work for the company that developed the CDATA Online and TableBuilder software for the ABS, which has given me an interest in the Gov2.0, open government and public data movements.

All the best,

Jeff Granger
At 12:38pm on June 6, 2009, Dr D.C.Misra said…
Welcome to E-government Group.

Dr D.C.Misra
At 1:51pm on December 4, 2008, Michael O. Johnston said…
Welcome Craig,

Please introduce yourself, read our top 10 tips, check out our top groups, invite your colleagues, and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.

Thank You,

Michael O. Johnston
Govloop Community Leader
 
 
 

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