My Favorite Links

Useful links I have found on GovLoop and elsewhere:

Four Star Management – General Bill Creech (1927-2003) orchestrated an extraordinary turnaround of the Tactical Air Command that ultimately swept through the rest of the Air Force and many other parts of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Grassroots Leadership – Inspirational FastCompany article about Mike Abrashoff, the former Captain of the USS Benfold, who unleashed the talents of his crew and–consequently–transformed Benfold into the best ship in the Pacific Fleet.

Social Networking
Controlling Facebook Privacy – Facebook has decent privacy controls, but most users don’t realize how to take full advantage of them. Ars guides you through Facebook’s privacy settings so that you can be both social and respectable at the same time.
By Jacqui Cheng | Last updated August 14, 2009 6:30 AM CT

Facebook Director of Products Blog – a blog about FB products / technology.

The Federal Government and the Internet
National Broadband Plan – FCC Blog – As this blog demonstrates, the Internet is changing and expanding the way Americans communicate, providing them with unparalleled access to information. Our goal is to create a National Broadband Plan that charts a path toward bringing the benefits of robust broadband to all Americans. So visit Blogband often to keep up with the latest news and – more importantly – get involved.

FedScoop – a huge collection of stories and blogs about the U.S. federal government

Government Pulse – For much of it’s existence the Federal Register has had no easily accessible form. govpulse seeks to change this and enable you to respond to your government. We give you a way to browse the Register (from 1994 on) and use filters to decide what is important to you. And then act on it.

Apps For America – a list of applications and web sites for viewing the data available at data.gov.

Census Bureau QuickFacts – Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography

Fedtastic – Fedtastic is a dynamic portal to government information referenced in the Data.gov catalog and other sources. It was developed specifically to compete in the Sunlight Labs Apps for America 2 contest.

DataMasher – Won 3rd place in Apps for America 2. Build your own mashup of federal data to create a map and table showing rankings by state. Mashups are saved and can be voted on.

TweetCongress – A compilation of Congressional tweets and community responses

Internet Tools
A Guide to Using Google Analytics and Useful Tools – This post is not a be-all-and-end-all look at GA, but a rough guide to its many under-used features and reports. It is an easy to read guide that will help you understand and use the full power of Google Analytics. Honestly, it’s not that daunting.

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Sam Allgood

Very interesting graphic, Deborah. It did crash my Internet Explorer three times though as I interacted with the Flash graphic (no crashes in Firefox), but only the one tab and it recovered quickly.