Why Social Media Matters to the Next Generation of Government Leaders

Originally published as part of the FEDManager’s “Ask Young Government Leaders” series. @govloop: “The arbiters of cool are about to hit the stage.” #ogi In less than 140 characters, @GovLoop – also known as Steve Ressler, co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL) and creator of the “Facebook for Government” – used Twitter to announce theRead… Read more »

UPDATE: OGI Conference “TweetBook” (First Ever!) Coming Together – Help?

Hi again, Folks! Several of us (me, Marie Crandell, Pam Broviak, Roberta Croll, Nichole Uiterwijk, Helen Ortel, etc.) have spent the last couple days working on what I believe will be the first-ever “TweetBook” (at least from a government conference!). Here’s how it looks at the moment (not too shabby, eh?!): OGITweetBook – OverallMock-Up.doc WhatRead… Read more »

UK’s Twitter Guide for Government

Originally published at the GenerationShift blog. Per this post from Neil Williams, head of corporate digital channels at the UK central government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), below is a “Template Twitter Strategy for Government Departments.” It’s a helpful document as it includes a very brief overview of Twitter, offers some objectives andRead… Read more »

IDEA: Open Gov Innovations Conference “TweetBook” – Will You Help Create It?

HERE ARE THE RAW TWEETS: OGI Conference Tweets.doc UPDATED GUIDE – What are your thoughts? Can you help bring it home? OGITweetBook – OverallMock-Up.doc UPDATE AS OF 4:20 PM ET, 7/28/09: Here’s a table with times, sessions and TweetBook “authors” – Appreciate your help! OGI TweetBook Outline.doc Hi Everyone, What if we created an OpenRead… Read more »

Open-Source Backers March on Washington

July 23, 2009, 2:03 pm Written by Ashlee Vance of New York Times Look out, lobbyists: Here come the open-source zealots. Some of the world’s largest technology companies have banded together in a bid to push open-source software on the United States government. They’ve formed a group called Open Source for America, which seeks toRead… Read more »

Please Respond to Survey on Social Media for Recruiting

The Partnership for Public Service and the Office of Personnel Management jointly sponsor the annual Effective Hiring Workshop series, which consists of 5 workshops a year on a variety of topics. We are planning one of these workshops (to be held in September 2009) to focus on federal agencies’ use of social media for recruiting.Read… Read more »