Facebook & Social Media Tips for Feds

Facebook & Social Media Tips for Feds Good tips from Federal Communicators Network newsletter Sarah Scruggs from GPO attended the L2 Social Graph Clinic. Here are her key take-aways. Figure out what you want your Facebook followers to do. They can do multiple things. View old pictures? Become contractors? Learn about your program? Come work… Read more »

Geeking Out With Gavin: Making the Most of Shortcuts and Hotkeys

“Geeking Out with Gavin” is a weekly series highlighting ways to improve your productivity on the web. In my day-to-day work and use of the computer, I find that the vast majority of my time is spent in the browser. Sure, I’ll delve into MS Office occasionally, do some playlist modification with my music program,… Read more »

Cheeky Challenge: Five Big Answers About Government 2.0 in 2011, Part 1

A few days ago, Mark Drapeau posted a blog here on GovLoop and several other places around the web, asking “Five Big Questions About Government 2.0 in 2011.” In my response to that post, I took issue with Mark’s blanket statement that “government practitioners’ use of social media is not very sophisticated, does not take… Read more »

5 Tips for Smarter Event Networking Using Twitter

For those of us interested in expanding our networks (as we all should be), attending in-person events is key. Here are 5 ways Twitter can enhance your professional event-goings, and give you more bang for your networking buck. Consider 2 scenarios: Scenario 1: You’re new to a geographic location, industry, or company. You walk into… Read more »

Social Networking Worldwide – GovLoop talks to Ontario + OpsPedia

Spoke to today to the Province of Ontario via Skype about Govloop. My presentation is below. Some cool notes-Province of Ontario has its own collaboration site – OpsPedia – based on WordPress/BuddyPress. Biggest issue for them is getting resources to succeed (right now it’s a part-time/side project)-Online consultation with citizens – required lots of approval,… Read more »