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Activating Your Social Media Second Team

This post originally appeared on my external blog, "Social Media Strategery."

Who gives that big social media presentation if you can’t make it? If you get pulled into another big project and can’t take on that client meeting, who do you send in your place? If you’re on vacation, who picks up where you left off? Who do you rely on to help you implement… Continue

Added by Steve Radick on November 15, 2010 at 8:38pm — 6 Comments

Go a Tortoise!

One of the things I have realized, sometimes painfully so, is that within the innovation management discipline how much of that takes place is change management, not innovation. In fact, the innovation management aspect is easier, in my opinion.

The change management part within the broad public sector is difficult for everyone to tackle, especially leadership. In short, change is required by the participants who engage in innovation management but even more is required by… Continue

Added by Geordie Adams on November 15, 2010 at 3:39pm — 7 Comments

Facebook Messaging is not “good enough for Government work”

No, and it’s not going to be good enough for any business either. The only possible exception will be some very small business owners. The new messaging system will be rolled out by Facebook over the course of the next months and begins today with an invite-only group of users.

The rumors around this new email system have been flying around the blogosphere for a while with the common belief that this would be a Google Gmail killer. Zuckerberg stated today that ”this is not an…


Added by John Moore on November 15, 2010 at 3:31pm — 5 Comments

7 questions to reflect on before hiring a college intern for social media

Originally posted to the ChatterBachs blog: 7 questions to reflect on before hiring a college intern for social media

Wait! Don’t hire that college intern for your social media needs… not just yet, at least.

First: Stop, and reflect on the following questions:…


Added by Jay S. Daughtry, ChatterBachs on November 15, 2010 at 2:27pm — 6 Comments

We need to achieve results before moving on

More and more people are beginning to talk about Government 3.0. It is, to be honest, much more fun to speak about the future than it is to work on achieving results in the present.

Government 2.0 is only just beginning to see adoption and measurable results. It is in its infancy. Craig Thomler wrote an interesting piece titled “We don’t need more Gov 2.0 initiatives in…


Added by John Moore on November 15, 2010 at 8:57am — 6 Comments

Gov 2.0 Radio - Publivate Geordie Adams

This week we had Geordie Adams of Publivate on Gov 2.0 Radio

They run an innovative/crowdsourcing technology and service company for public service.

Some notes from his conversation.

The methodology is key
-what it is
-what it is not
-structure around it/responsibilities
-strategic elements around it
-how you communicate and market…

Added by GovLoop on November 14, 2010 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 - Lessons from Online Political Campaigns for Government Agencies

I'm fascinated with online political campaigning. Personally, I think there is a lot government agencies can learn from political and advocacy groups from their online campaigning work.

Last week, I spent some time with experts from both sides of the aisle - Republican online guru Jordan Raynor to Democratic RootsCamp. With the main goal of learning how other industries were…

Added by GovLoop on November 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Taking the Marketing Out of Branding - And How That Makes It Useful for Government

(The following is adapted from my blog posting at All opinions my own.)…


Added by Dannielle Blumenthal on November 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

If Twitter a "standard-issue tool for government leaders?"

HHS CTO Todd Park said as much in a recent interview. The first chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is doing more than just working to… Continue

Added by Alexander B. Howard on November 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Privacy and Security Implications of Geo-Location Social Media Tools

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Privacy and Security Implications of Geo-Location Social Media Tools


Added by Sara Estes Cohen on November 12, 2010 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

Weekly eNewsletter of Research and Best Practices


Using Social Media for Better Customer Service (10/26/2010) - Social media can reshape how government provides service to their customers. Accenture outlines a simple framework for integrating social media into an organization’s customer service strategy.… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on November 12, 2010 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Round-up: November 12, 2010

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on November 12, 2010 at 8:20am — No Comments

CB2: GroupMe Gets the Gov2.0 Treatment

It's always great when you discover something that's not only fun but can make your job easier. Recently I became aware of a service named GroupMe that enables you to instantly define a group of friends or co-workers and text them all at once with a single number.

To give it a try, I set up a text group including myself, Ilya, Steve and my brother in it in just 2 minutes. When any of us text the GroupMe number that was generated, everyone…

Added by Chris Bennett on November 11, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Honor a Veteran today

Join ClearedJobs.Net in honoring veterans today! For each post on our Cleared Military Facebook wall ClearedJobs.Net will buy a Cup of Joe for a Joe, a program that provides a free cup of coffee to soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. If you know a veteran thank them for their service to our country. And so you know the origins of this day in our history:

In 1921, an…


Added by Kathleen Smith on November 11, 2010 at 7:45am — 4 Comments

Veterans Day 2010

From the Government Info Pro:

November 11th, is Veterans Day in the U.S. Originally called Armistice Day, it was established to honor veterans of World War I but now honors all American veterans. Because the specific date, November 11, 1918 is considered…


Added by Marie Kaddell on November 11, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

How would you assemble your #gov20 dream team? Tonight on #localgovchat

This has post has been written before. But it can’t be written enough. I was having a discussion about how to structure a good communications staff. What level/grade should staff be?…


Added by Michael Rupert on November 10, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Getting to Know the Elephant

About two months ago, Lovisa Williams of the State Department wrote on her blog about about six areas that need…

Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Community Building: It's More about Your MEMBERS, Less the TECHNOLOGY

Three factors collided to spur this post.

1. I walked myself through a 224 gold-mine slideshare deck on "The Real Social Network" and found this gem quote "Understand behavior, not technology."

2. I stumbled across an online community for Mercedes Benz owners called "Generation Benz" that is built in… Continue

Added by Lauren Modeen on November 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Process Does Not Equal Results

I was talking to a web colleague a few weeks ago, asking what she’s working on. She said, “collaboration, innovation, participation, best practices – all good stuff.” Indeed, good stuff. But then I starting thinking, leading to what? What is she trying to achieve? The other day, I saw a new job posting at a government agency: “Director of Innovation.” At first, I thought, “wow – what a great job that would be!” And then I thought…but will… Continue

Added by Candi Harrison on November 10, 2010 at 10:03am — 6 Comments

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