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Pre-diagnosing Brain Health with Heat Mapping?

I'm caveating this with I have absolutely no medical degree or inkling of medical authority. Nor have I done any research...this is something that I would ask on Twitter but wanted more room to expound upon. A purely random thought.Has anyone thought about or considered if heat mapping tools, used on websites to track user behavior, could potentially be used to perform pre-diagnosis of the degrading of brain health? Sounds a little crazy, I'm sure, but think about it for a second. If a heat…See More
Jun 18
Scott Horvath commented on Derek Belt's blog post 'We need an exit strategy for Facebook'
"There's definitely some serious implications for Government when it comes to the direction that Facebook is moving in. Social media, in my mind, has really always been a customer service channel. Yes, we push stuff out just like any other…"
Mar 28
David B. Grinberg liked Scott Horvath's blog post 'People Love Photos: The Power of Social Media'
Mar 23
Scott Horvath posted a blog post

People Love Photos: The Power of Social Media

The following is a perfect example of how employees at USGS are not only able get recognition for the great work they do (in this case photography) but also give the USGS recognition as providing quality and engaging content! Do you have ways for your employees to participate in your social media efforts?If you’d like to contribute great photography that USGS could potentially share, then join our USGS Science in Action Flickr…See More
Mar 23

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People Love Photos: The Power of Social Media

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 10:47am 0 Comments

The following is a perfect example of how employees at USGS are not only able get recognition for the great work they do (in this case photography) but also give the USGS recognition as providing quality and engaging content! Do you have ways for your employees to participate in your social media efforts?If you’d like to contribute great photography that USGS could potentially share, then join our USGS Science in…

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Announcing beta.usgs.gov

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Announcing beta.usgs.gov

In 1994 when the USGS launched it’s first website, the web was a very different place. Many websites that were launched had little consideration given to, or even had an understanding of, things such user experience, content strategies, or design. Over the next 20 years our…

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Escalation Processes: Using Carrots and Sticks Together

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 8:07am 0 Comments

Managing communications policy and processes for an agency is no easy task. If it’s your job to deal with the multitude of rules and executive memoranda that relate to websites, press releases, use of logos, and the like, then you know how difficult it can be to continually fulfill those various requirements. You’ve also likely worked with a few offices or programs that have a tendency to ignore those requirements, or perhaps their communications support staff simply no longer…

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Profile Information

Current Title:
Bureau Social Media Lead
Current Agency or Organization
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
What Best Describes Your Role?
Technology
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Certified Internet Webmaster - Associate (2004)
B.A. Communications - George Mason University (1998)
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/scotthorvath
Twitter: http://twitter.com/S_Horv
Topics I Care About
Telework, Citizen Engagement, Social Media, Customer Service, Digital Governance
I work for the government because:
I believe that my generation (Gen X) and Gen Ys, will be able to change the face of Government, the traditional practices and policies, and reinstate the feeling of trust in the Government by the citizens of this country. We might be the Government, but we don't have to be strangers to our own citizens. I also look forward to the day when the best and biggest democracy in the world can make use of the very web-based tools and services that empower democracy and encourage it rather than treating them as "kiddie tools."

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At 10:02am on January 5, 2012, Tina Mertel said…

Thanks Scott. I'm looking forward to learning more about this site. Thank you for the work you do!

At 8:51am on August 23, 2011, Carol Kavanagh said…
Fantastic! The event is Monday, September 26, in Annapolis. Could you please send me your email and I'll send details?
At 5:35pm on August 22, 2011, Carol Kavanagh said…
Hey Scott, I got your name from Andy Krzmarzick when I asked him for great social media examples. I'd like to talk more about USGS use of Facebook. Here at NOAA, we're bringing our senior execs together to hear success stories about social media and use of the mobile web. Can I call you to discuss a possible USGS presentation? Carol Kavanagh, carol.kavanagh@noaa.gov. Thanks!
At 1:25pm on December 19, 2009, GovLoop gave Scott Horvath a gift
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From sweet blogs to rad wardrobe, you rock. As such, I'd like to honor you as part of select tribe with 2010 Virtual GovLoop Trophy of Awesomeness.
At 4:22pm on June 19, 2009, Adam Arthur said…
Hey Scott, thanks for accepting my friend request! Talk to you soon.
At 4:25am on June 12, 2009, Leslie C. Gordon said…
Hi Scott, Thanks for the tip about GovLoop. I read about it in your tweet.
At 11:07pm on June 4, 2009, Lauren Modeen said…
Hey Scott!

Thanks for your excellent comments. I am adding you as a friend. :)

Lauren
At 7:48pm on October 6, 2008, Pam Broviak said…
Hi Scott!
Thanks for adding me. I see you work with the USGS. Are you the one responsible for launching the corecasts? Being a civil engineer and working occasionally in surveying, I have always been a big fan of the USGS and was very impressed to see they set up the Corecast feature. Of course, I subscribed as soon as I saw it. Great Job!!!
At 9:59pm on August 11, 2008, GovLoop said…
Hi Scott-

Thanks for joining the conversation on GovLoop. I appreciate your insights in the forums.

It's cool that you got your RSS feed for your site going on your profile. Unfortunately, there's no direct way to have those blogs show up on the main page of GovLoop.

You should cross-post your blogs on GovLoop as well. You'll just have to copy and paste them and they'll show up on the main page. I know I enjoy your posts and I'm sure the members of GovLoop as well. My friend Andy cross-posts his Generation Shift blog on GovLoop and he's had a lot of great reaction to it and new readers than on his normal site.

Just a thought...Keep up the good work.
At 6:33pm on July 25, 2008, GovLoop said…
Thanks for joining Scott. As I said in my email, I like your blog.
Feel free to cross-post content at GovLoop - it should provide another outlet for your content and draw people to your blog. Keep up the good work.

Please introduce yourself, join the conversation , invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.
 
 
 

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