“You Will Be Dazzled By What Is Offered” – Lobby Comply Blog on GovLoop

It’s always nice to get recognized by peers in the industry and the Lobby Comply Blog featured GovLoop as its “Site of the Week.” A couple excerpts: Rich with information on the intersection between government and the latest of social media, you will be dazzled by what is offered: a Government-Related Twitter Hashtags Directory; a… Read more »

GL Training – Social Media – Why It Matters & How To Do It

**Register for GovLoop Training – Social Media – Why It Matters & How to Do It** Fortunately this year, I’ve gotten the chance to speak at a lot of conferences from federal to state/local government, from U.S to Canada, from HR to IT to Security conferences. Since GovLoop is a social network, most people want… Read more »

GovLoop on HuffPo: When You Need Your Government Right Now

Below is the introduction to GovLoop’s latest post on the Huffington Post: Back in November 2009, Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation wrote here on The Huffington Post about “Envisioning a Real-Time Government.” Here’s a quick excerpt: Imagine a world where the entire influence economy in Washington were available to the public, online and in… Read more »

10/10/10 – One Day, One Way to Get a Glimpse of Earth’s Story

When I was in elementary school, our community renovated the school’s playground. As part of the project, students and their families were asked to share items – newspaper articles, clothing, music, etc. – that would go in a time capsule, which was to be buried underneath the playground. The idea was that someone decades down… Read more »

Social, Scientifically

Click to view large Download this gallery (ZIP, undefined KB) If you attended the #AMP10 summit (Activism + Media + Politics) this past Friday/Saturday in Washington DC, there’s a good chance you’ll agree it was a pretty social conference (if you want a recap, here’s one by OhMyGov and here’s another, tweet-style). The over 300… Read more »

Looks Like You’re a Lightning Rod (Again) This Election Cycle

Lisa Rein of the Washington Post asked GovLoop’ers last week if “Federal salaries are too high.” You gave her a great deal of feedback (37 comments) on her way to writing a story this past Saturday for the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/24/AR2010092406370.html?sid%3DST2010092406437 Here’s how it starts: From her sixth-floor office at the National Science Foundation in… Read more »

Gourmet Web Experiences on a Fast Food Budget – Jared Spool at NAGW 2010

It’s been a great week! First, I participated in Manor.Govfresh – an incredible, move-the-needle, local government innovation showcase event. Now I am covering the 2010 National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) National Conference. The morning started with the pop of a champagne cork with Jared Spool presenting under the title “Cooking Up Gourmet Experiences on… Read more »