Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing (WILB) makes workers more productive, says a University of Melbourne study

Workers who engage in ‘Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing’ (WILB) are more productive than those who don’t, according to Dr Brent Coker of the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne. “People who do surf the Internet for fun at work – within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time inRead… Read more »

Located in Barcelona, Spain, one of the C40 cities committed to tackling climate change through effective partnership working with the Clinton Climate Initiative…. Me, with a background in environmental science and a day-to-day work on topics related to sustainable development, but never heard about this programmes… Anyone with contacts to this network or with adequateRead… Read more »

What They Didn’t Teach You In Kindergarten

Twenty years ago Robert Fulghum wrote a bestselling book entitled, All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten. It was immensely popular and sat atop the New York Times Bestseller list through 1989 and 1990, which incidentally was my first year of undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin. I was givenRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Obama Picks Robert Groves for Census Director

President Obama intends to nominate University of Michigan professor Robert M. Groves today to serve as the next Census director, a long-anticipated announcement made less a year before the 2010 census begins. If confirmed, Groves faces several managerial and political concerns surrounding the constitutionally-mandated headcount. Groves served as the bureau’s associate director from 1990 toRead… Read more »

Only 10 Days Left Until MuniGov Con! Register Now!

The first-ever MuniGov 2.0 virtual conference hosted in Second Life is coming up April 10! Don’t get left out of this unique FREE training opportunity and discussion of Web 2.0 by some of the art’s best practitioners! New to Second Life? See for Second Life Orientation information. Register now, set up a projector andRead… Read more »

AABPA Announces Speakers for Symposium on Financial Crisis

American Association for Budget and Program Analysis 2009 Spring Symposium April 16, 2009 Capital Hilton Hotel 16th and K Streets, NW, Washington, DC Farragut North Metro, Red Line McPherson Square Metro, Orange and Blue Lines TRANSFORMING CRISIS INTO OPPORTUNITY AABPA is pleased to announce the following additional panelists will be joining us on April 16:Read… Read more »

Gov 2.0 Camp: from the Twitterstream

Here’s another one of my soon to be patented (:->) reports from a conference I didn’t attend, brought to you through the benificence of the Twitterverse. Unfortunately, it isn’t as complete as I’d like. After TransparencyCamp, when I discovered that the Twitter Search runs out after 100 pages of history, I new I’d have toRead… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” Mon 30 March, 2009 edition

Apologies for errors in advance: @gov20camp: Government 2.0 Camp Recap and Next Steps: #gov20camp #gov20 @adrielhampton: Politicians on Twitter #gov20 #opengov @web20blog: White house Open for Questions made into wordles. #gov20 @CityHallReport: Montreal Mayor Tremblay’s party has launched a web consultation on its election campaign #gov20 @subbob: Currently using Twitter, inRead… Read more »