City of Sugar Land – Avoiding Social Media Turbulence

FY10 City Manager Established Strategic Project to figure out if we could do it and how to do it -Evaluate Policy Needs First-Establish Social Media as an Additional Official Commnication Tool Leadership wanted to know-What other local gov agencies currently using? Primarily interested in what other state of TX doing? -What info being communicated? -Policy/guidelines… Read more »

NASA Social Media Tips/Tricks

Tips/Tricks from NASA on Social Media: Want to host a tweetup? Center around event/conference Set up registration website Plan activities – things to see/touch, brief presentations, people to meet Interact with tweeters Be techno-ready electricity, wi-fi, cell access Share the tweetup experience Took a long time to get Internet access to Spacestation -lots of worries… Read more »

Prepared for Plano – Live blogging from Soc Media for Govt

Prepared in Plano Internal challenges-legal – establish a workable policy -PIO – empower PIO-Records – Policy for record keeping, who keeps them, how does your legal requirements overlap-Credibility/Verification – Use widgets on official site, come up with logo or name that is persona, post links to your media sites to show authenticity External Challenges -Malicious… Read more »

Project of the Week: Apps for Healthy Kids

GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler was able to catch up with the incredible and ever-awesome Amanda Eamich, Director of New Media at USDA, to ask her a few questions about a sweet new contest that they are hosting in tandem with the White House. Check it out! 1. For those that don’t know…what’s the elevator pitch… Read more »

Blogging Live at Sunlight Foundation – Public Equals Online

Live blogging at Sunlight Foundation event. Public = Online Public Square project Google Public Works LabCato Institute Jose Antonio Vargas Jake Brewer of Sunlight doing kick-off… Brian – Pittsburg. Citizen platform Google Research – started as 20% effort. How hard to find voting locations. So they worked on it. -School comparisons – hard to do… Read more »