On Thursday, February 10, in an act of friendship and cooperation on behalf of South Africa, paleo-anthropologist Lee Berger donated casts of recently uncovered…Continue
Added by Bob Gourley on April 24, 2011 at 12:15am — No Comments
It's a tongue-in-cheek movie by Morgan Spurlock (of "Supersize Me" fame) about product placement.
But like an onion, or a Russian doll, it has layers and layers beneath that.
* A layer about brands, and how inescapable they are today.
* A layer about the non-reality caused by living in a marketing society.
* But perhaps most strikingly, a layer about how everyone and everything is suddenly up for sale - even a documentary maker who is chiding the…
Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on April 23, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
You may have noticed that a few years ago Facebook created a translation app to crowd source translations. The basic concept works like this:
Step One – Translate the Glossary with all the core terms, people vote translations up or down to determine which ones stick.
Step Two – Translate all of Facebook into the other language, with people voting up or down the best translations.
Step Three: Review everything, with people voting to confirm it’s actually working…Continue
“The Identity Ecosystem is the embodiment of the vision. It is an online environment where individuals and organizations can trust each other because they follow agreed-upon standards and processes to identify and authenticate their digital identities—and the digital identities of organizations and devices.”…Continue
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Added by Dave Briggs on April 23, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments
Excellent analysis and writing from Tessy Britton in reaction to the recent disturbances in Bristol:
This is the real landscape into which the Localism…
Want the recipe for a real government shutdown? Combine 30% annual data growth, an explosion of virtual data, and an outdated federal back-up infrastructure. Adding more storage is not fixing the problem. But what’s the alternative? According to a new survey from …
Added by Bob Gourley on April 23, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments
When thinking about the Federal Hiring Process I think what a nightmare! Last year the Obama Administration ordered the federal recruitment and hiring process to be overhauled.
In the Washington Post article, …Continue
Added by Tarryn Reddy on April 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Kristin says goodbye to "Mr. Sony" and shows you how to fill up on Earth Day freebies (including coffee)!
Added by Sarah Lane on April 22, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Please provide some feedback and ideas.
In honor of Earth Day, I’m passing along a video that was sent to us at work from Envirocycle. The company makes a composter that looks like a barrel. The operation seems fairly simple. To place the compost, I imagine you could just roll the container to where you need to dump the material.
The company website suggests turning the drum about 3 times a week. The entire composting process can take 30 to 40 days.…Continue
Added by Pam Broviak on April 22, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments
I think it is safe to say that we’re all happy that a federal government shutdown was avoided this month. Yes, some workers were planning great volunteer opportunities that couldn’t take place, but most folks are happy to have received their normal paycheck.
Still, the possible shutdown left me wondering – what would traffic have been like in D.C. with most federal employees not coming in to work?…Continue
In San Francisco, the loss of a charismatic mayor who served as a social media and civic tech booster-in-chief within city government came as something of a blow to Gov 2.0 advocates last year. However, we rebounded by shifting our focus to building the civic tech and open government community of…Continue
Happy Friday all!
Here are 10 steps for Gov’t agencies to build audience:
3. Define success
5. Experts & Partners
6. Community Strategy
7. Content Strategy
9. Start doing
Here are 6 proven tips to increase engagement:
Added by Lauren Modeen on April 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It's been a busy week for many, but it's time to kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy the...
Friday Fab 5!
That wonderful time of the week when we take a look back at a few of the communities accomplishments.
The Most Commented Blog of the Week goes to…Continue
How well do you know your teaming partners?
Do you know what government agencies they’ve worked with? What contracts they’ve held? What actions the government may have taken against them in the past?
And are you taking their word for it?
You might not recognize the risk you’re taking if you’re not verifying what you’re told. It can…Continue
Added by Elliot Volkman on April 22, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued an executive order yesterday that prohibits the state from receiving federal funding for any initiatives outlined under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Order uses portions of a bill…Continue
Added by Bailey McCann on April 22, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
"How did this one person rise to such a position? Why does anyone go along with this?"
From the inside, the very same situation seems obvious:
"Oh, it's always been like that."
After awhile, people don't even blink to acknowledge it.
The difference between the dysfunctional group and the functional one is insularity.
Keeping to oneself, never…Continue
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