The Government Social Media Conference (GMSCON) is the only major social media training event in the United States specifically designed to educate cities, counties, states and federal agencies on social media best practices.
A new report from Hootsuite highlights key recommendations for agencies intent on maximizing the benefit of social media, including prioritizing video and visual content and having a social-ready plan for the unexpected.
Federal employees and their families have taken to social media to voice their frustration about the budgetary impasse in government.
After 10 years of tweeting, “facebooking” and “instagramming”, how many diplomatic goals were really achieved thanks to digital diplomacy?
There is some controversy over this ”digitalization” of diplomacy and the exposure of public leaders on Twitter. But regardless of the critics and Twitter public users, it is a fact that social media and, in this case, Twitter, profoundly impacted our lives and how we relate to the public sector.
America is divided right now, making it difficult to connect positively with your fellow humans. What steps can we take to make sure that we counteract this?
By employing social intelligence, and measuring engagement, government then starts to understand their data and use is as leverage for their communication. Then by targeting the citizens they need to reach, they can provide better and more effective services.
Real facts are at our fingertips, but so are internet hoaxes. It really is our job to ensure that the details we share with others and use to make our decisions are as accurate as possible.
The following post is an excerpt from the introduction of the book I’m writing — Moderator’s Matter: How to have conference sessions that don’t suck. The book is still in the works, but I thought I would share some of the sections as they are in progress. Before detailing why moderators matter, it is importantRead… Read more »
There are many ways government agencies can use social media on 9/11 to speak to people in a thoughtful way that will be appreciated.