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Reading the Riots - as presented at BlueLightCamp

This is the second part of a post about BlueLight Camp, an unconference for Emergency responders, and those who work with them. The session I want to talk about this time was run by Farida Vis. Farida was a member of the team that analysed the 2.6 million tweets generated before, during and immediately after the riots that took place in the UK over the…


Added by Mark Braggins on June 3, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

GovTwit releases data set for 4,500 tagged IDs

After seeking a way to revive the GovTwit directory (including trialing interesting services like and TwitChimp), I've yet to find a solution that would include all of the features and functionality I'd like. So today I'm making all of the backend GovTwit data I have culled since 2008 available to anyone who may be able to make use of it.

As mentioned…


Added by Steve Lunceford on May 31, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Monday Morning News Kick Off: DOE Offers 3D Employee Training; GSA Wants to be “Government Savings Agent; and Cyber Chief Plans “Long Harley Ride”

Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedConnects blog. We hope you’ve had a restful weekend and are ready to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible.  Here’s all the actionable news you need to achieve these goals.  Happy Monday!

Department of Energy Offers Online Training to Employees in 3D Virtual Buildings

Energy Department employees…


Added by Matt Langan on May 21, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

Working the Network - a New Guide to Using Twitter in the Federal Government

Currently, the federal government operates over 1,000 Twitter feeds. Federal civilian agencies maintain over 360 Twitter feeds, while the Department of Defense hosts more than 650. In addition to its official English feed, the State Department produces Twitter feeds in


Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on May 14, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Ten (more) of my favourite Twitter Tools

A couple of months ago I blogged about ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. I didn't - and still don't - pretend to have any great expertise but, as I'd tried a bunch of different products, I thought it worth sharing some of the better ones I was aware of.…


Added by Mark Braggins on May 7, 2012 at 12:27pm — 3 Comments

Ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter

I've been tweeting for just over a year during which time I've tried a variety of tools for reporting and analysis. Some have been quite impressive, but many have been pretty awful.

Here's a quick look at ten of my favourites.  It's only a small selection of what's available - there are loads of others around - and more are emerging all the time


Added by Mark Braggins on May 7, 2012 at 9:09am — 8 Comments

BlueLightCamp: Weekend Camping (Pt1)

If you're interested in use of social media by emergency responders, or 'unconferences', or both, you might like this blog post about BlueLight Camp in the UK:

First thing in the morning on Sunday 15th April there was barely a cloud in the sky above Manchester. The sun shone, the sky was blue, and I was off camping.  It was a few miles walk to the camp site, so I left my hotel early to…


Added by Mark Braggins on May 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

How NOT to use hashtags


Added by Alain Lemay on March 26, 2012 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

The Future of Mobile [Slide Deck] - Do you have a "mobile" networking résumé?

The growth rate of mobile is staggering. It took AOL 9 years to get to 1 million users. It took Facebook 9 months. It took Draw Something 9 days. Global Internet users will double over the next few years—and most will be mobile…and the dumb-phone conversion to smartphone has only just begun. Check out this …


Added by Camille Roberts on March 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Happy 6th birthday Twitter - how has it changed your job?

Today marks the 6th birthday of Twitter --  the now ubiquitous collaboration platform where people share 140 characters of information. It was on On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@)…


Added by Christopher Dorobek on March 21, 2012 at 9:39am — 8 Comments

How to Not Get Fired Using Facebook at Work: The Writing's on the (Wrong) Wall

Last year, a couple colleagues and I put together a workshop (full slides below) entitled, "How to Use Social Media and Not Jeopardize Your Job." I delivered a variation of it at the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board's EEO and Diversity Day back in November.

During the workshop, participants break into small groups to grapple with several common scenarios that arise in the workplace around social media use by…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 20, 2012 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

The Mosaic of Social Media

Initially, social media may have been thought of as just a toy for the kids. A way to keep track of what friends are up to, to share snapshots of the grand kids, to write on walls and tweet, or whatever. In the early days was some sense of a potential for business, but plenty of confusion about what that meant in reality.

Time has passed and early adopters have shown that…


Added by Jack Gates on March 20, 2012 at 1:02am — No Comments

Jersey Shore's Snooki and JWoww are NOT coming to my city. Should I be sad about it?

My little town of Hoboken, NJ--birthplace of Frank Sinatra--already has a reality TV star--Buddy of "Cake Boss" fame.  And we might have had two more--JWoww and Snooki of "Jersey Shore"--had our mayor Dawn Zimmer not put the kibosh on it. Hoboken, already overcrowded and undersupplied with parking spaces, would have had to deal with 24-hour film crews.The mayor …


Added by Martha Garvey on February 2, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

GovReads Follow-up: "Top 10 Tips For Marketing A Book Using Social Media"

Back in March, GovReads did an Interview and Book Giveaway for my book …

Added by Jeff Furman, The PM Answer Book on February 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is it too easy to be negative on Twitter?


I start getting concerned when I watch national news and the reporter cites Twitter messages as evidence of public sentiment. It’s equally interesting when professional friends…


Added by Leonard Sipes on December 13, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Is It Time for #Gov20 to Become Just #Gov?

Three years ago, I used the #Gov20 hashtag for almost all the content I posted to Twitter. The community of government folks on Twitter was smaller and most of them were pushing the Government 2.0 movement forward, so the lion's share of what we talked about centered on social media and the innovative use of technology. But…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Recruitment 411: Minding Your Social Media Ps & Qs

There are rules of etiquette for every social situation, from dining to business meetings – and even dining during business meetings. Most of these rules have been around for a while and they are just an accepted part of social interaction.

There is a whole other set of rules and guidelines that falls under the umbrella of communications etiquette. To that end, there’s one aspect of our communications culture which is still…


Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on December 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

HootSuite launches new App Directory

HootSuite, which gained prominence as a Twitter dashboard/management tool, launched a new App Directory last month. HootSuite had already added social media channel integration as they grew; their dashboard currently allows you to manage your Facebook, LinkedIn,, WordPress, MySpace, Foursquare and mixi pages/accounts (along with Twitter). And now they’ve expanded their reach…


Added by Mary Yang on November 30, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Leveraging the power of social media in government

Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder of GovDelivery, provides insights for how government agencies can leverage the power of social media.

Watch the video to hear Scott discuss social media as part of an integrated communications strategy that incorporates email and text messaging/SMS to fight through the “noise.”

What do you think? How did your government agency or organization start using social media? Have you had success? Share your story in the…


Added by Mary Yang on November 30, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Google launches Google+ guide for politics and government

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Hot on the heels of launching Google+ Pages on November 7, Google has released a "how-to" guide for G+ aimed at increasing use of the new social platform by those in politics and government.

The "Google+ for Politics"…


Added by Steve Lunceford on November 21, 2011 at 10:01am — 3 Comments

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