After seeking a way to revive the GovTwit directory (including trialing interesting services like List.ly 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.
Added by Steve Lunceford on May 31, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Amid what has been a flurry of Twitter update news today, the site has launched an @Gov account to track creative and effective uses of Twitter for civic engagement. This is a feature I recently mentioned Twitter was lacking (when writing about…Continue
Added by Steve Lunceford on December 8, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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.Continue
The short story: GovTwit.com 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…Continue
Added by Steve Lunceford on November 9, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
The headline is astonishing to read given how much the emergency management community has gravitated toward using social media to achieve various goals, most especially in communicating with the public. Heck, @LAFD is recognized as being the first government organization to join Twitter (four years ago) and even a quick Google search for “emergency management social networking”…Continue
Added by Steve Lunceford on September 22, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments
I was adding some IDs to GovTwit.com this week when I realize a new milestone was reached as the directory now exceeds 4,200 IDs. While I haven't keep a timeline of month-to-month growth, a post from July 19, 2010 mentions that the database was slightly under 3,000 IDs a year ago, so were looking at ~43% growth year-over-year.
Added by Steve Lunceford on July 29, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments
Following on the heels of “Weinergate,” where then-House Representative Anthony Wiener claimed his Twitter account was hacked, it appears we have an actual case where a member of Congress has had their Twitter account tampered with.
Just nine days after starting an official (and verified) Twitter feed, the U.S. Secret Service had a pretty public gaffe that most professional social media managers have experienced (or feared) at some point or another. As reported by ABC News and other outlets, a staffer accidentally…Continue
Congrats to all the inductees, but especially for my colleague General Harry Raduege! He chairs Deloitte's Center for Cyber Innovation (http://ow.ly/4eSgJ) and it's a pleasure and honor to work with him.
by Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey…
Added by Steve Lunceford on March 15, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments
I attended Secretary Clinton's speech about Internet freedom yesterday at George Washington University (see the State Department report and…Continue
Originally posted at Blog.GovTwit.com...
While 2009 seemed to be about learning in the world of government 2.0, 2010 seemed to usher in more "doing," especially in the U.S. federal government. It's hard to narrow down dozens of efforts down to a single list, but the 10 stories below are ones that stand out for me (in date order):…Continue
Added by Steve Lunceford on November 1, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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Traditional forms of diplomacy still dominate, but 21st-century statecraft is not mere corporate rebranding — swapping tweets for broadcasts. It represents a shift in form and in strategy — a way to amplify traditional diplomatic…Continue
"If you are successful, the world will be a better place..."
Added by Steve Lunceford on June 10, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments