Social Media

Twitter Guidelines for Local Government

Below is a near-final draft of Roanoke County, Virginia’s Twitter Guidelines. This is structured as a working guideline document to help guide our local county departments on how to implement Twitter, appropriate usage, while lending some oversight authority to our Web 2.0 Working Group (cross-departmental collection of Web 2.0 geeks). Our county could probably field… Read more »

Web 2.0 Working Group Charter

For those of you that read my last post on our new Social Media Policy, here’s the companion document that describes the duties and responsibilities expected from the peer oversight group, obliquely named the “Web 2.0 Working Group.” We’re hoping a more creative name for the group will emerge in time, but for now maybe… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Finally Approved!

For all those that have asked over the past several months, here is Roanoke County’s brand spankin’ new Social Media Policy, an administrative policy approved by the County administrator as a guiding document to help our locality further our Web 2.0 projects. So far our projects have been limited to a few County Twitter accounts… Read more »

5 Ways Government’s Using Social Media for Recruitment

Originally published at FedManager’s E-Report on behalf of Young Government Leaders. In an essay entitled Federal Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Fixing Government College Recruitment released in mid-April, Stephen Anders (a Masters of Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School) recommended that Federal agencies should “increase their presence on social networking sites” like Facebook… Read more »

The Public Technology Institute – GovLoop Project of the Week, May 6, 2009

Pardon The Interruption… for the PTI (Public Technology Institute)… Celebrating its 35th year of providing technology leadership, the PTI, lead by GovLoop member Dr. Alan Shark, is a not-for-profit, member supported organization. PTI is the only technology organization created by and for cities and counties. Its core network of local government officials work to identify… 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 http://www.munigov.org/ for Second Life Orientation information. Register now, set up a projector and… Read more »

Social Media Subcouncil, at your service

In December 2008, the members of the Federal Web Managers Council presented a white paper to the Obama transition team addressing perceived and real barriers as well as opportunities for government entities to engage in a social media environment. Recognizing the challenges many government agencies face in moving towards implementing a social media strategy, the… Read more »

Mark Drapeau tell them Goverati, I prefer WikiGov. What’s the best?

In a recent post at ReadWriteWeb.com, Mark Drapeau have a point: Tools as govloop are on the roots of the rise of Goverati. I’m not sure, but I think that this name is made by the contraction of Government and Technorati. And I thought that the first who study and put a name of that… Read more »