Upset of the Year and Selected Saturday (February 7, 2009) NCAA Men’s Basketball Picks

Got David? We sure do here!! But first, the Hokie Guru’s new favorite guitarist… Paul Gilbert… get out of my yard… Paul Gilbert is amazing And so is Yngwie Malmsteen. The University of South Florida Bulls (David) just defeated the top team in Big East Conference, the Marquette University Golden Eagles (Goliath). The game summary… Read more »

Keeping Your Local City Government Honest and Efficient – Case Study and Recommendations – By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow Many cities are in deep trouble during this economic downturn, but even if your city is not you should work to see that it remains streamlined and does not waste taxpayer’s money. In our local city we find it run very well, unfortunately with sales tax receipts down a bit, our city… Read more »

The Guide – Helping the New Administration Succeed in Washington

This is a short and to the point document that focuses on management in Washington. Here are the first two paragraphs of the 11 page document. The transition from campaign to governing requires that presidential policies be transformed from rhetoric into an actionable agenda and then into concrete results. Neither good policies nor sound investments… Read more »

Librarians light up the listservs

Librarians have been using this “new” media for 15 years. No surprise when they were the last bastion of relevant information during a recent constitutional rights dustup in America. Library listservs are like a Twitter email stream. And they do get going at an incredible pace with statewide and national networks. Information exchange on a… Read more »

Social Niceities of Social Networking

I heard about some spam or self-promotion going on in GovLoop migrating into Linked In and it flashed back to the high school cliques. Could there be a SN storm? Too much spread too thin to think about? New tributaries, groups, fora, discussion boards and threads ramp across our many communities and blogs. Do we… Read more »

Tweeting Local Government: Revisited – Results and Tools

I have been using Twitter to update our citizens and beyond for a couple months now at the City of Shawnee, Oklahoma. We Tweet Police Calls, Fire Calls and General Government information, i.e. agenda/minute posting, job openings, etc. Recently I blogged an update about the various tools use to accomplish this and the automation used… Read more »

Web 2.0 going foward

NOT sure that this is the way forward to involve MORE people in Web 2.0 Technology but… Suspect that there are going some government entities that are going to, at least, suffer some level of heartburn over using their resources to stream video to unknown users wherever… Many people who watched live streaming video… Read more »