A couple of days ago, I taught a webinar for GSA's Digital Government University.
Just wanted to share the URL for the presentation slides and a recording of the webinar, which lasted an hour.
We (EPA, that is) are using a new tool called Thunderclap. Thunderclap is one of the systems where GSA negotiated fed-friendly terms of service, and EPA signed it a month or two ago. I think it has HUGE potential.
How it works:
1) An organizer creates a message to be shared and a date/time it’ll go out. They also choose a goal: how many people have to sign up for the message to go out. If you fall short, nothing goes out. All of that goes on a page on the…Continue
EPA leapt into the social media world in July 2007 with our first blog post. Ever since, we've been working to expand our options. That's been greatly helped by the terms of service that GSA has negotiated on behalf of all federal agencies (most agreements contain clauses we can't accept as federal agencies for various legal reasons). See howto.gov for the overarching process and the…Continue
I taught a session on writing for the Web today and mentioned that it can be fun to turn common sayings into governmentese and then challenging others to decode them.
Here are three examples I came up with. Try your hand at deciphering them.