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StumbleUpon: More Compelling Statistics

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog entry about StumbleUpon – what it is (social bookmarking tool), what it does (drives website traffic), and why you should probably know about it (the tool doubled its user base to 20 million in less than two years).…


Added by Mary Yang on November 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Bittersweet End: GovTwit directory turns three, but forced to shut down

The short story: is dead and I'm looking for ideas on how to get it back up and running.

The slightly longer version: I recently sat on a panel hosted by Market Connections, which was releasing their third annual report around the use of social media in government (you can download the overview here), and…


Added by Steve Lunceford on November 9, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mission Essential Personnel Names Linda Metz As Vice President For Contracts And Procurement



Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced it has hired Linda Metz as its new Vice President for Contracts and Procurement. Metz has 25 years of experience in government contracting, having supported clients from commercial, federal, and international defense firms.


"I am delighted to welcome Linda to MEP and look forward to seeing the contributions she'll make here at MEP," said CEO Chris Taylor. "I hired Linda because of…


Added by Zach Pappas on November 7, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Running a Council Twitter stream

It's terrifying. There. I said it.

Judge all you like, if you've ever run one yourself. Have you? Or have you just sat there in your comfortable ergonomic chair in your comfortable study in your comfortable house sniping at everyone else getting it wrong?

Because I hold my hand up freely - I was in that camp for the last 18 months. And then redundancies meant I inherited our Twitter stream and well, gosh, it's not as easy as it looks.

I've sort of found my groove a… Continue

Added by Louise K on October 5, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Social Media for the Security Cleared Job Seeker, Twitter

Social media is now a common means of communicating, doing business and supporting career search and development. But as with everything there is a huge divide between those who adopted technology early and most of the rest of us.

I was reminded on a recent family visit that there is still healthy skepticism, suspicion and confusion about social media and technology. Just like explaining how to use a Droid phone to my mother — Droid is an operating system, not a style! — we need to lay…


Added by Kathleen Smith on September 20, 2011 at 6:21am — No Comments

Twitter Cliff Notes

I know some of you get questions day in and day out about how to use Twitter.  I thought these Cliff Notes might help.


I developed these "Cliff Notes" as a way to help manage expectations and provide someone who is unfamilar with the tool a foundation to start from.  We have a more in depth "How To" guide that we call the Twitter Field Guide (we have a series of these guides).  Now, these guides are great for the Community…


Added by Lovisa Williams on September 12, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

I Am Ninja: TweetDeck as a Killer App

The profile for @DODASSMC reads: "The Army's Director of Online and Social Media Division coordinates these monthly meetings for professional development and networking of DOD social media folks."  For the past two months, I've had the pleasure of addressing that group, and I've come to realize that it's time for me to embrace (resurrect?) my inner Social Media Ninja.  More on that later.


First, it's important to understand why DODASSMC's monthly meetings are so exciting.…


Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on September 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Social Networks New Territory for Terrorism- By Joshua Jacobs

This shouldn’t be considered a new idea or story by any stretch of the imagination but social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and the newly launched Google+ are becoming increasingly popular frontiers for terrorist organizations. Classic cyberterrorism has always been associated with the large-scale disruption of computer networks and certain targeted websites being affected by release of computer viruses. These types of cyber-attacks are far from new…


Added by Henry Morgenstern on August 12, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

What a football club can teach the Foreign Office about social media

It’s not often that Joey Barton crops up in international diplomacy. For those who don’t know him, he’s a premiership footballer, currently with Newcastle United (though not for much longer). Talented, but bogged down with ‘anger management issues’, he’s in dispute with his employers for tweeting about internal issues. Transfer-listed and made to train on his own, he’s becoming an…

Added by Jimmy Leach on August 9, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Twitter Top 10: Renewable Energy Focus

For this week’s Top 10 Twitter list we’re focusing on renewable energy. There is plenty of information sharing on Twitter about renewable energy, but these are the ten folks we think are leading the charge.

  • @REWorld – The world’s #1 Renewable Energy News and Information Source
  • @NWcleantech – NW Cleantech is a digital community connecting cleantech innovators in the Pacific…

Added by Kate Hash on July 26, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

Recruitment 411: A profile puzzle

It’s estimated 41.6 percent of the U.S. population has a Facebook account, and 13 percent of the population is part of the Twitterverse. Once you add in sites like GovLoop, LinkedIn, Second Life and YouTube, it’s not unusual for someone to have multiple social media profiles.


Social media sites are now as much a part of American culture as baseball and apple pie. In between strikes and slices, we post and…


Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on June 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

NASA’s Beck: A Rock Star Promoting the Mission

Beth Beck

Beth Beck, Space Operations Outreach Manager at NASA, has 

created a national community of rocketry and exploration 

enthusiasts.   And she’s helped a generation unfamiliar 

with the thrills of NASA’s Mercury and Apollo eras understand 

that the space agency is more than budget battles and tragically 

lost Space Shuttles.  How has Beck boosted outer space to 



Added by Claudia Hosky on June 23, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Can you tweet what you offer an employer?

Looking for the Apps for the Environment contest? The correct URL is . Sorry for the mistake!


We're having a great discussion about how to help employers pick you out of a stack of resumes on a blog post I wrote a few days ago.


One of the suggestions…


Added by Jeffrey Levy on June 9, 2011 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

None of Us Are Twapped

It is partly out of self-interest that I write a response to Bill Keller's NYTimes Op-Ed, "The Twitter Trap"; I am a Social Media Director.

But more than that, I think Bill's a smart guy who deeply…


Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on June 1, 2011 at 12:21pm — 3 Comments

Recruitment 411: Private industry tips for public agencies – Part II

This is the second part of a series inspired by Susan Ward’s article on featuring “…


Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on May 12, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Most Important Change in Twitter's Homepage Redesign

A few weeks ago, Twitter redesigned its homepage, going from





One of the biggest elements they removed was Trending Topics. This was a feature that was front and center in Twitter’s second redesign, showing what was popular by the minute, day or week. Then in the third redesign, Trending Topics shrunk to a small, unobtrusive line. Now in the fourth iteration, it’s gone.




Added by Jon Lee on May 10, 2011 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

Twitter tools for you to use...

We are very fortunate to have a very clever developer on hand who created some incredibly useful Twitter tools for us. Even better, we put them out as open source code on GitHub for you to use.  


But what do these tools do and why should you be interested in them?

  1. Backup your tweets on a daily basis to an xml file on your local network
  2. Use keywords to send an auto direct message.  Free text messaging via Twitter!
    1. If someone sends us (@wsdot) a…

Added by Jeremy Bertrand on May 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

3 Ways to Break Into the Twitter Scene

Let's face it.  You're well aware of Twitter.  Your favorite yogurt is tweeting, your dry cleaner, your sister, and local government.  But once you actually manage to pick a twitter handle name, sign up, and follow your first 100 people, you seem to enter upon a room where people are chatting non-stop, and seemingly, to each other.  As you sit in front of your computer, scrolling through the tweets, you suddenly feel time-warped back to being 14 years old, and walking into the cateteria of a…


Added by Lauren Modeen on May 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

@ReallyVirtual Live Tweets Osama Bin Laden Capture!

Wow - has anyone seen this live tweeting account of the U.S. military operations that took out Osama Bin Laden?

Fascinating - read from the bottom up!…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on May 2, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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