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Social Media for Government

Just spent a couple days in conf. sessions learning how a few gov entities are using social media to communicate with public, press and intra/inter-agency. I was surprised that so few in the audience were aware of the collaboration tools, let alone using them to carry out mission communications. A hopeful note: transparancy and information… Read more »

Presidential Transition 2008

Just joined GovLoop at the recommendation of Steve Kelman! Looks like this is a long-needed forum for public sector employees and I’m interested in helping bring both content and connections. The IBM Center for The Business of Government offers thought leadereship resources for government managers on a wide range of topics. It commissions research from… Read more »

Impact of the Generations and Web 2.0 on Government

Hello everyone, I just learned about GovLoop today and joined immediately. What a great concept! If you like Web 2.0 tools and are curious to learn more about the impact of the four generations on the Federal workforce, I would invite you visit my blog: http://generationshift.blogspot.com. Look for a blog entry about GovLoop soon. Glad… Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on Sports

Welcome to the Hokie Guru’s inaugural post on GovLoop. The Hokie Guru commonly refers to himself in the third person, similar to Jimmy from Seinfeld. However, please do not refer to yourself in the third person when you are writing in the federal government. Remember; use “plain language.” GovLoop has endorsed the Hokie Guru as… Read more »

YGL – Taking Control of Your Federal Career

Starting today, Young Government Leaders will cross-post their weekly blog on GovLoop. This is a great series written by the executive board of YGL with topics ranging from mentoring, leadership, to managing life outside the office. Please check out the original blog at the YGL website We will begin by posting a few of my… Read more »

Success is That Easy

Since my last post discussed dealing with failure, I wanted to come back with a blog on success. I once wrote a 800 word essay with tips for success for Gen Y. While it never came out (you can thank some merciless editors), I don’t think I need 800 words to summarize my article. You… Read more »

Social Network Service (SNS) newest trend – “affordable and necessary” premium pricing

The Social Network Service (SNS) NING Related Articles GBE101: strategies for business development under the social network umbrella GBE101: Podcasting – becoming a technological native GBE101: Wikis and Wikipedia GBE101: social network sites (SNS) by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiner On the 15th of March 2010, Jason Rosenthal moved from the Chief Operations Officer… Read more »

Cash-for-clunkers has a major form usability #fail

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Jakob Nielsen points me to an astonishing statistic from the cash-for-clunkers programme currently being hailed as a great success by the White House. From the New York Times: The government is tripling the size of the work force assigned to handle the applications. In many cases, the administration says… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not be… Read more »