Posts Tagged: social

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Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media

The White House’s Open Government initiative encourages citizens to become more actively engaged in budget decisions in their communities. How does this work in practice? Do busy citizens actually get involved? Inspired by successful efforts in Brazil and other countries around the world, several U.S. communities have undertaken pilot efforts to allow citizens to directly… Read more »

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Leveraging Your Company’s Social Media

GovLoop recently hosted an online training session “Does Government Need an Exit Strategy for Facebook?” that explored ways to increase your organization’s outreach through social media. While the session was jampacked with information, only so much can be explained in 60 minutes – and registrants had many questions that unfortunately went unanswered. But we made… Read more »

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Does Gov Need an Exit Strategy for Facebook?

The average person spends a half hour every day on Facebook, according to Blog Herald. How do you spend your 30 minutes? Surely you want every selfie, status update, and post to get attention from your friends. But are all your friends seeing your posts? If they are, are you engaging them? Government organizations face… Read more »

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Build Interest in Your Agency Through Social Media

Now that social media has permeated our everyday lives, government agencies are increasingly using channels such as Facebook and Twitter to connect with the public. But is your organization’s content interesting or engaging enough to keep followers coming back? Consider some of the following the next time you post. 1. Inject fun into your message… Read more »

Free Social Media Management Tools and Why You Should Use Them

I think most of us by now have jumped on the Hootsuite train. It’s, arguably, the most robust and affordable social media management tool on the market. The following tools can be used in addition to an all-in-one platform like Hootsuite to fill in the gaps. Have any other free tools to add to the… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER Live: Tim Fullerton Discusses Citizen Engagement

The goal of social media is to turn customers into a volunteer marketing army. –Jay Baer Just a few years ago social media was seen as an adolescent playground. Selfies, Facebook pokes, and pointless status updates created what seemed to be a cesspool of millennial playtime. Times have changed. If you don’t have an ongoing… Read more »

Older People and Work

http://www.psretirement.com/older-people-and-work Do older people work to survive or because they want to stay in the game? I believe the answer is YES to both. In our society we segment people often without giving it much thought. There are older people in the Congress, even in the White House just moments away from the most powerful… Read more »

When Social Media Gets Ugly

By Amy Larsen, Client Success Consultant at GovDelivery (cross post from Reachthepublic.com) Social media can be a beautiful thing. With unlimited possibilities for connections with billions of people worldwide, friendships can be strengthened, families can connect across the globe, and loyal customers can become raving fans, even friends, of your organization. But like most things,… Read more »