Long, long ago there where fairies that inhabited a remote area in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They roamed free while enjoying the beauty of their enchanted habitat.
One day, while playing in a sunny glade, an elfin messenger arrived from a far away city bearing the sad news of Christ’s death. Upon hearing the terrible details of the crucifixion, the fairies wept. As their tears fell to the earth, they crystallized into little stone crosses which can still be found to… Continue
Twitter is now the #1 Social Media tool used by US Hospitals. See the latest update here: http://ebennett.org/tw1/
The article is short but the graph is very telling.
To learn more please visit:
The Health Care Social Media community hosts a weekly online conversation about communication and marketing practices by healthcare organizations, including use of social media. The conversation is held on Twitter every… Continue
Added by Allen Sheaprd on March 30, 2009 at 11:49am —
Jonathan Walters' report chronicles the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to realign and centralize its information technology activities. Describing it as an "ambitious, audacious and arduous crusade," Walters makes it very clear that this is still very much a work in progress. There are significant hurdles ahead and certain significant adjustments will no doubt need to be made for this ambitious undertaking to be ultimately implemented and sustained by the VA. Yet at the same time,… Continue
At Gov2.0Camp, I provided a small session on Drupal for Content Managers. It was a hands-on class where users were able to make changes to an old site of mine. They were able to edit the theme, edit the administrator's theme and also added blog posts and changed links. Basically, the goal was to demystify Drupal from the content management piece of the puzzle.
I had a few folks who were more interested in the Drupal coding part (sorry guys, I'm not a developer). If you have… Continue
When I was a young child, my family would buy a Christmas tree a couple of days before Christmas and leave it out on the back porch. I lived in fear that someone would steal the tree before Christmas, but no one ever did. On Christmas morning, my brother and I would wake up to see what toys Santa Claus had brought us and to see the tree that Santa decorated while we were asleep. My grandmother (we lived in her house) insisted that the Christmas tree and all the decorations come down on New… Continue
March 30, 2009
Library of Congress embraces YouTube, iTunes
Washington DC, library will begin uploading its digital materials to online services
The US Library of Congress has begun uploading its audio archives to iTunes, and it will soon begin to post videos on YouTube, in an effort to make its materials easier for the public to access.
The library already offers the materials at its own Web site, LOC.gov, and… Continue
Here is the long short, or should I say short long?
IT WAS AWESOME.
I met many awesome people doing awesome things.
I learned a bunch, thought about a bunch more.
Connected with people who I knew but had never met.
Met people who I should connect with, but never knew.
Thought of new things to do.
Got virtual deja vus a couple times. (sweet)
Led two sessions.
Created momentum & change.
Ran into some old friends.
Saw a new… Continue
In the spirit of other weekly moderated twitter chats--and due to the growing popularity of Govloop and the #gov20 hashtag for general tweets--I've created a twitter account called @govchat which will moderate the first occurrence of a weekly #govchat this coming Wednesday night, April 1, 2009, from 1800 - 2100 EST.
How it will work is @govchat plays moderator and interviewer, asking a question every 30 minutes. Use the #govchat hashtag in any… Continue
Whether you are a government employee or not, if you blog about government, I'd like five minutes of your time...
I'm the community manager for Governing People, a new online community for bloggers and readers of government-centric content. The site is currently in beta launch (so the skin is still in development), and I'd enjoy if any GovLoop members would be willing to add their blogs to it.
This would offer you a new level of exposure… Continue
Thanks so much to Don Horn for taking the time to be interviewed.
Don Horn is Director, PBS Sustainability Program, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, GSA Public Buildings Service
What is your current position? I’m director of the Sustainability Program for the Public Buildings Service of the General Services Administration, so it’s green federal facilities. This includes all of our sustainable… Continue
Twitter - I still can't get over how stupid that sounds - has virtually become a household name and it's use by law enforcement is growing quickly. But as a chief, it surprises me when I read blog posts and comments on other police websites that describe how a number of administrators refuse to explore what Twitter has to offer their agency. Of course, I am about 20 years younger than the average chief.
I wonder what those same police chiefs are doing to maintain good public… Continue
Mills Davis' Semantic Technologies session presentation, at today's Gov 2.0 Unconference, is compelling, to say the least. It illustrates where the web is going, with respect to e-Gov and Web 3.0 (and onwards). Fasten your seat belts,…Continue
I know this is short notice but I am posting this here in case you can help. On April 25th the MPA Student Association at John Jay College will be hosting its First Annual Master of Public Administration Career Fair. This year’s career fair is made possible by the MPA Student Association at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New York State Political Science Association. There is no fee to participate at this event.
That's what it looks along the banks of the Red River; the Hokie Guru is glad that his sister, brother-in-law, and their children evacuated the city of Fargo. As you might know, the Red River (which is along the Minnesota and North Dakota border), was orginally expected to crest to on Saturday, but those estimates were revised. The river should hit 42 feet, but could be as high as 43… Continue