Posts By Scott Horvath

Twitter’s First Government Case Study

The USGS has become Twitter’s first-ever Government case study on their Twitter 101 for Business page. The account highlighted is the @USGSted account (Twitter Earthquake Detector). The snippet from the site: One of the U.S. Geological Survey’s unique responsibilities is the monitoring and reporting of earthquakes, which affect the daily lives of people around theRead… Read more »

How-To: Grab Video and Audio from the Web

Update (3/15/2010): I just found this simple little bookmarklet that makes it dead simple to download any YouTube video. Additionally, there’s another post here on GovLoop that links to what someone intends to be the definitive guide to YouTube with a lot of download options, software, and many other things.________________________________________I’m prefacing this post with theRead… Read more »

Government Can Learn From Corporate (#ragancoke)

I’m currently at the Ragan Communications Social Media for Communicators conference in Atlanta, GA. So far the presentations are great from Ford, Mark Ragan, CDC, Shel Holtz, Coca-Cola SVP and more. There’s a lot from the commercial world that government can learn from the experiences and trials that private industry has already gone through. ThereRead… Read more »

Apple iPad In My Eye?

My wife just asked if I was going to get one of those tablet things that Apple came out with today. She said so in that “you know if you say yes, you’ll never hear the end of it—and if you say no, I’ll simply spare your life” sort of voice. My answer though wasRead… Read more »

Government Use of Tweetstreams

I just had an interesting discussion with several people, including privacy officers and ethics people revolving around the use of a Federal agency using/repurposing tweets and any potential privacy issues involved with doing so. Things seem a little unresolved and further discussion will be happening, but I’m hoping the GovLoop community can help address someRead… Read more »

How-To: Give Your Next Keynote Slideshow From Your iPhone

When I go to conferences where I’m presenting, I typically give my presentations using Keynote on the Mac. What I don’t like is not having a remote device to control my presentation and I don’t feel like going out and spending too much money on one…even if my work would pay for it. However, aRead… Read more »