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Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation

Author’s Note: I originally published this on my blog on September 16, 2008. I’m republishing it here to see if anyone would like to discuss the ideas presented here. Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation By Dennis D. McDonald Here are six ways local governments can use social media… Read more »

Coast Guard Commandant: Jump Into Web 2.0

In case you missed this story by Anne Laurent at Tech Insider, it’s worth posting an excerpt here to spark your interest: “The message couldn’t be clearer: Coasties need to start social networking, right now! Yesterday on YouTube, in his firm, ramrod straight-arrow style, Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen ordered his entire service, and especially… Read more »

YGL – Where Does the Time Go?

Where does the time go? For many of us young, multi-tasking, information-saturated, new-to-government leaders, the answer probably includes part work, part play, and part procrastination (in fact, isn’t that how the whole blogosphere got started in the first place?) If you have a case of the pokes and can’t seem to focus on the task… Read more »

Government Digital Design Community

Not sure if anyone has seen this site yet but I just found a web community based around 2D or 3D digital design within the public sector. Its called [acronym] Online – www.acronymonline.org and has a ton of chat forums, news articles and even a magazine. If you’re interested check it out. Pretty cool stuff… Read more »

And the winner is…

In July EPA asked for 30-60 second video submissions with the theme “Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life” which encourage Americans to test and fix their homes for radon, and we received more than 30 entries. We are pleased to announce the winning entry in the Radon Video Contest is “Eddie’s Story” submitted by Benjamin… Read more »

The Next President: 4 Generations and 7 Years from Now

I invite you to read a blog post over at New Ideas for Government. Here’s an excerpt: The 2008 presidential race has been remarkable for many reasons. One of the most intriguing aspects of the contest has been the incredible diversity reflected in the candidates and their running mates. Consider the unprecedented role of gender,… Read more »

Survey – GovLoop Topics

The latest survey on GovLoop was “What topics would you like to see covered in GovLoop?” The results were: 13.0% Gov’t Opportunities and Events 35.9% Gov’t Career Advice 0.0% Sports and Entertainment 43.6% Gov’t Best Practices 7.7% Gov’t News I’m intrigued by the results but I think they make sense. Here’s how GovLoop will respond… Read more »

WebContent.gov Goes Web 2.0

Note: This post is of my own personal opinion and is not endorsed or supported by any local, state, or federal government agency. The Government’s web community is going “web 2.0” with a focus on increased collaboration amongst its members with the new implementation of the Web Content Managers Forum over at WebContent.gov. I spoke… Read more »