Communications

Contribute what you know and think to a gov’t social media survey

Andy Krzmarzick and Ari Herzog are two private sector folks who are speaking at the Advanced Learning Institute’s Social Media in Gov’t conference at the end of March in DC. They’ve put together a survey, and they’d love for gov’t folks at federal, state, local, and international governmental agencies to share their thinking. They’ve promisedRead… Read more »

A new Buzzword?!

AND Perhaps and invite to an Event! http://fcw.com/Articles/2009/02/23/drapeau-rise-of-goverati.aspx Drapeau: The rise of the goverati Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about social media technologies in Washington. Web 2.0 technologies such as WordPress, Twitter and Qik are taking communications and personal interactions into new realms. But one local trend in the field of socialRead… Read more »

Web 2.0 Conflict

VERY GOOD (IMO) blog posting which although rather basic needs a whole lot more distribution… http://mashable.com/2009/02/22/social-media-conflict/ HOW TO: Deal With Social Media Conflict February 22, 2009 – 12:00 pm PDT – by Sharlyn Lauby No matter how knowledgeable you are and how much research you do, there will come a time when someone disagrees withRead… Read more »

Please help me write and teach about microblogging (esp. Twitter)

Last summer, the good folks at webcontent.gov invited me to write up some info about microblogging. Since I’d recently started using Twitter, I was able to write some, and a few other folks we knew added info about other services. I then made some changes in December. However, since I don’t look at the pageRead… Read more »

Participative Government: A Historic, Yet Fragile Opportunity.

This week I had an opportunity to speak with Chris Dorobek, well-known host of Federal News Radio. It was an important discussion because, like many, I have been reflecting mightily about how and whether the commitment to a more participative government will succeed, and if so, in what form. Though historic, the opportunity is fragile.Read… Read more »

Downtown Revitalization and Parking Planning – By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow When planning a downtown revitalization project the goal is to get people to come back to downtown and shop and spend money. Due to issues such as urban flight many people have moved into the suburbs and new businesses have sprung up there. Many lower income people have been stuck in theRead… Read more »

what municipal websites could be

Like other governments, local governments are often too comfortable with the “press release” mode of interaction with its publics. Gerry McGovern, a customer-service-in-government consultant sums it up: “Too many government websites tell us about the legislation they are enacting. We are victims of a tsunami of policies, procedures and publications in a language that isRead… Read more »

Top 21 Twitter Apps – Re-Blog

TechCrunch has accumulated a list of the twenty most popular Twitter applications … By popular demand, here is a list of the Top 21 Twitter Clients (According To TwitStat). 1. Twitpic 1,236,828 2. Tweetdeck 285,864 3. Digsby 233,472 4. Twittercounter 212,200 5. Twitterfeed 149,812 6. Twitterholic 147,164 7. Twhirl 143,333 8. Twitturly 88,793 9. TwtpollRead… Read more »

Mars Rover Tweeter Shares Her Experience with Using Social Media to Promote Gov. 2.0

How can Social Media transform government? What role does Social Media play in achieving government transparency? A panel of experts recently met in Mountain View, California to discuss ways Social Media can change federal and local government. The discussion centered around various strategies and the participants shared their experiences of current Social Media usage inRead… Read more »