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When Government Agencies Meet Caring Celebrities

Yesterday, I published an article called Networked Nonprofits: The Eva Longoria Case Study on the new SECTOR: PUBLIC blog. The post is about a recent, massive use of social media by celebrities to raise $540,000 for a Haitian orphanage. While certainly "good" was done, there are also questions about how much tweeting about a cause is too much, and what audiences…
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Added by Mark D. Drapeau on September 29, 2010 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

On Policy Alpha geeks, network thinking and foreign policy

In the past few weeks the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) and the Canadian International Council (CIC) both launched new visions for Canada's foreign policy. Reading each, I'm struck by how much overlap both documents have with Middle to Model Power, the Canada25 report written 5 years ago by over 500 young Canadians from across the country and around the world.…



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Added by David Eaves on June 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Facebook's Privacy Mistakes

The point of this post: The real problem with Facebook’s privacy practices is the failure to manage and live up to expectations.



Let me preface this by saying “I am not a privacy professional.” My government has privacy professionals. They’re good people, know the legislation far better than I do and think more and deeper on these subjects. This is just my personal perspective. So, for what it’s worth…



There has been a lot of press… Continue

Added by David Tallan on June 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

EGOVIS 2010: Call for Papers Deadline Extended

A call for papers, with [extended] submission deadline of 21 March 2010, 7 March 2010 has been issued for EGOVIS 2010: The International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, to be held August 30-September 3, 2010, in…

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Added by Rob Richards on March 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Governments’ success with new social media depends on success with old engagement methods

[Note this is a cross post from my blog, the original (with links & images) can be found here.]



Transparency, open government, e-government, Gov 2.0 are all terms to describe government’s new relationship with citizens in the age of the Internet, particularly using the social media technology solutions of Web 2.0. Many believe in its promise to make government more approachable and more navigable via the Internet by… Continue

Added by Daniel Bevarly on January 29, 2010 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Not for Emergency Use! Coast Guard's placing disclaimers on some sites

Over the summer, July in fact, I wrote a piece on CGBlog about the potential pitfalls of an organization such as ours would have if they didn't thoroughly think out their social media strategy (The Coast Guards problem of Social Media Liability). The post honed in on the fact that the Twitter generation would, unless told otherwise, think that Coast Guard social media outlets could/would… Continue

Added by Ryan Erickson on November 12, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

The New UK Government IT Strategy - The First Glimpse

Here in the UK, the first sighting in public has emerged of the Government's new overarching 'UK Public Sector ICT Strategy' due to be published next month.



The strategy has been in development over the last year by the UK Government's CIO Council (a central co-ordinating body modelled on the Federal CIO Council) and plans to bring together all the various strands of Government IT activity – such as Green IT, open… Continue

Added by Ian Cuddy on November 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Aligning social networks with strategy

In a book by Rob Cross and Robert Thomas entitled “Driving Results Through Social Networks”, I thought the following challenge epitomizes what the government must address regarding social networking software.

Work and innovation are inherently collaborative endeavors, but as the need for collaboration increases, the demands of people’s time rises. The answer is not more and more layers of a matrix structure or yet another collaborative technology. Rather, what’s required is a more nuanced… Continue

Added by Joe Boutte on November 10, 2009 at 9:06am — No Comments

The Future of Transparency-Effective Outreach

The dominant first year theme of the new Administration has been the importance of achieving “transparency” to build citizen trust. The transparency ideal—inarguable in principle—is difficult in execution.



To this end, most of the available leadership bandwidth has been consumed by public promotion of a data centric portal strategy as a means to achieve transparency. Predictably, over the next weeks and months, the data centric federal portal model will receive increasing scrutiny,… Continue

Added by Kim Patrick Kobza on November 8, 2009 at 5:06pm — 6 Comments

What is the real Tory policy on social media + government IT?

Mixed Messages Image by brothergrimm via Flickr



The Tories (UK Conservative Party) are very reluctant to spell out much about the policies this far in advance of a likely general election. As a result they keep sending out mixed… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on July 20, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

More on Twitter and the events in Iran





Expanding on the points made by the head of BBC News, Richard Sambrook,… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on June 16, 2009 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Twitter and the events in Iran





Head of BBC News, Richard Sambrook, has blogged about the issues with sorting through the outpouring of tweets from Iran.



He cites a list of rumours which I've also… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on June 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Putting Thoughtful 2.0 in Gov 2.0

Twitter @kpkfusion



As evidenced by the National Dialogue, Recovery.gov, data.gov and the Open Dialogue, government is "ramping up" for a feverish pace of Gov 2.0 adoption. But as also evidenced by early experiences (and failures) with Gov 2.0, are we as government and as a country doing the right thing, making the best decisions - adopting the best strategies?



As we expand… Continue

Added by Kim Patrick Kobza on June 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Twitter: let the last doubter now shut up

cartoon by Nikahang Kosar of ahmadinejad with a raised middle finger with his election percentage



Cartoon by Nikahang Kosar



First they came for the newspapers, like they always do. Then they went after the opposition's leaders, like they always do. Then they shut down the TV, like they always do. Then they cut the… Continue

Added by Paul Canning on June 14, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

How to design for .gov

Like this ...





Sample Twitter reaction 'IT ROCKS!'

I am reminded of the Mac o/s interface though :] (which, woods'n'trees, apparently hadn't crossed their minds).

Immediately appealing, the just redesigned utah.gov site has very strong usability - this was the central aim of the redesign. Behind the scenes it makes use of - I think unusually - a wiki…

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Added by Paul Canning on June 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Social Portals. Why? How? When?

Should Facebook and other social portals—tools and networks designed to build social relationships and friendships be used as a primary means to formulate public policy? Are the social portals the right (and best) strategic approach to support the multiple roles and needs of government agencies — now and into the future?



If we today promote social networks as a primary means of network communication might we foreclose future strategic options to leverage network communications, for… Continue

Added by Kim Patrick Kobza on May 31, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

How bad floods created great egov web 2.0

At Socitm's Better Connected event 2 June in Birmingham, UK by far the hit of the day was this presentation:…



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Added by Paul Canning on May 26, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

Online Authentication: Should Feds carry a badge in cyberspace? Or at least a reciprocol link?

The future of the internet will involve more authentication than it does today but there might be a simple interim solution to provide some level of authentication for the Gov 2.0 presence on online social networks such as facebook and twitter. A standard policy of having a reciprocal link back to a facebook fan page or twitter account on a .Gov/.Mil website which the social network page points to could be a simple interim solution. I call it Reciprocal Link… Continue

Added by Ken on May 4, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Looping the Loops

Well, the weekend's over and it's time to get back to work. For me that means continuing Arabic language training at the Foreign Service Institute within the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, about five miles from the Department of State. I sought out this training and think that it is essential to my effectiveness in my next assignment. And it gives me a sense of pride to know that we devote the amount of resources we do to training. The… Continue

Added by Andre Goodfriend on March 23, 2009 at 8:55am — No Comments

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