… and waiting for the other shoe to drop! Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t do this by myself. We have a Web 2.0 working group comprised of representatives from the Library, Parks & Rec, Economic Development, Public Information, the IT Director, and the County’s CIO. We’re wrangling on how to best use these information products to promote our services the County citizens and beyond.
Last week we presented several Web 2.0 ideas to our Assistant County Administrator. Since we’re still in the testing phase of several Web 2.0 products, and have not had the chance to formally inform our Board about the ramifications of collaborative web tools, we agreed with the our Assistant Administrator to start slowly with free and easy technologies where we could limit the conversation to a one way or one-to-one conversations (like the Meebo chat widget).
After some additional discussion and confirmation, we launched www.twitter.com/roanokecounty . In less than a week after a “soft launch”, we have 24 followers, many are staff and a few other locals clued in to what we are trying.
In November, we will present Web 2.0 concepts to our Board of Supervisors at a work session. If it goes well, we’ll follow through on a few other ideas the group has brewing.