Social Media

Is Chirp a safe “Twitter” for the Dept. of Defense/Intelligence Community?

Twitter has had a big impact in the way we communicate, but security concerns have put a damper on its use within the DoD/IC, until now… Welcome Chirp! Chirp is an Open Source Twitter clone available on Intelink. It is on NIPR, SIPR, and JWICS, has an official Authority to Operate (ATO) and on production… Read more »

Australia and Government 2.0 – not quite right

I am passionately interested in greater engagement between government at all levels and the public. So much so, that I’ve volunteered my time on several projects that seek to enable the transition to a more open, engaged, conversational form of government – the type of government being termed Government 2.0. I’ve been stewing over this… Read more »

Why Social Media Matters to the Next Generation of Government Leaders

Originally published as part of the FEDManager’s “Ask Young Government Leaders” series. @govloop: “The arbiters of cool are about to hit the stage.” #ogi In less than 140 characters, @GovLoop – also known as Steve Ressler, co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL) and creator of the “Facebook for Government” – used Twitter to announce the… Read more »

UK’s Twitter Guide for Government

Originally published at the GenerationShift blog. Per this post from Neil Williams, head of corporate digital channels at the UK central government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), below is a “Template Twitter Strategy for Government Departments.” It’s a helpful document as it includes a very brief overview of Twitter, offers some objectives and… Read more »

Takeaway from OGI Conference: Trust as a Benefit from Social Media

One recurring theme I heard over the course of the two-day Open Government and Innovation Conference was trust. I believe it was David Wennergren from DoD who recommended Stephen M.R. Covey’s book “The Speed of Trust.” I haven’t read it yet but plan to, because I think the connection between social media and trust is… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 07.18.2009

Good Afternoon! Today we had a lot of cross-posting and RT’s, so once all the duplication was removed we have a very short Tweet summary. It’s a beautiful day. Use the extra time to get outside and enjoy it. And that’s the way it was, July 18, 2009, Caroline Twitter @WiiPigSooie Blog WiiPigSooie With greatest… Read more »

Two flip interviews at #psw09

Socitm held its annual ‘Building perfect council websites’ event this week at Olympia, London. Must have been over 200 people there and a very interesting line-up of contributors. I took my Flip camera along and managed to grab a couple of people for short interviews. Kingston upon Thames councillor (and former Mayor) Mary Reid is… Read more »