GovLoop’s Latest Post on HuffPo Asks: “Would Lincoln Be on LinkedIn?”

If Abraham Lincoln were stumping for a Senate seat in the 2010 midterm elections, I have a hunch he’d put a special spin on his Gettysburg speech – starting with something like: Foursquare and 7 months from now, our politicians will bring forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Personal Branding, and dedicatedRead… Read more »

Photo Series – Government in the Wild – USA.gov

I always think it’s cool when the stuff I care about (public service, good government) is in weird mainstream places. Think walking through airport and I see a Radon EPA ad, or in a bathroom stall and it’s government advertising. If you see something, take a photo and post it on GovLoop (Under resources/photos). We’llRead… Read more »

Top 5: Reasons Social Media is NOT Just for Kids

*********************************************************************** Not a Govloop Member? 30 Secs & Free to Join for Great Info & Perks *********************************************************************** When I get a chance to talk with people about social media and government, I often ask: “Are You a Member of Generation C?” I proceed to explain why I think social networking tools are not just beingRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Energy Empowers

Last week, GovLoop highlighted the Power IT Down Day as our Project of the Week, and invited GovLoopers to shut off their computers and other equipment on Friday to save money and energy. This week, we continue the theme by higlighting the Department of Energy’s Energy Empowers initiative. Learn more below! 1. What is EnergyEmpowers.gov?Read… Read more »

How To – Find Your Audience & Approach on Social Media as a Gov’t Agency

I’m helping out a friend as he is getting his government agency into communicating using social media. There is a series of steps I’m helping him with in the research phase and thought I’d share. Would love to here others. Prequel – What are you trying to do? – (*From Gwynne Kostin comments on originalRead… Read more »

Top 5 .Govs for Govies Sites

*********************************************************************** Not a Govloop Member? 30 Secs & Free to Join for Great Info & Perks *********************************************************************** Webmasters often wonder: What government sites do government employees actually use? I remember my bookmarks and the ones I checked constantly were: 1) USAJOBS – Oops…it’s a non-secret that lots of Govies are looking for their next gov’tRead… Read more »

Live in 20 Minutes – GovLoop Training – Citizen Survival Guide

https://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/govloop-training-citizen Still time to sign up!!!! 20 minutes to kick off!!!! Want training? Can’t afford it? GovLoop Training is here – and FREE! Yeah..pretty rad, eh? Been hearing from lots of GovLoopers that they want more specific online training on GovLoop. So you ask, we deliver…with cool training certificates included (***You won’t be disapointed***) ToRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Power IT Down!

What if saving money and energy were as simple as the flip of a switch or the push of a button? It is! You can save millions of dollars (and our planet) by powering down your computer every day. But let’s start small. What if you were asked to power down just one day forRead… Read more »