As I move through the processes of bringing new Web 2.0 functions into production and of educating the County’s leaders on what this technology can do for them, I keep going back to our survey and compiling the results to address the next topic. At our May department head meeting I presented information about Social Networking and Microblogging. From our survey, 36.62% of County employees see a use for Facebook or other such social media sites in their departments operations. Currently we have a County Facebook page and our Drug and Alcohol department has a Facebook page for their Youth Advisory Board. The top uses that employees recognized for Facebook were sharing information with the public, networking with peers, and receiving feedback from the public. The result for uses of Twitter within departments was lower than that of Facebook at 24.28%. We have two Twitter pages currently, Courts and the County, and are working on additional implementations in Emergency Preparedness and Vector Control. I am excited about the Vector Control implementation. Our goal with this is to have people sign up that are interested in receiving information about spraying that is going on County wide. We can provide them information about where and what is being sprayed in a timely manner.
I am continuing to work on the Web 2.0/Gov 2.0 lunch-n-learn. Thank you to all that have provided me feedback and materials. I hope to have it to a solid draft status at the beginning of the week, at which time I will share it with all of you for feedback.
This week, I am also working on completing our Digital Counties Survey response for the Center of Digital Government. I was pleased to see that there were questions related to Web 2.0 on the survey this year. Hopefully we will do well.