YouTube and USDA

While helping my kids research algae as a method of carbon sequestration (this as a hyphen in their daily addiction to Halo3), I stumbled upon this video on YouTube. It was posted by the USDA/CSREES – Partners Video Magazine (that’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension for you acronym phobes). Partners goes back a decade… Read more »

Anti-Social Networking

This is a cautionary post for those fearless space travelers who might venture too close to the unforgiving Black Hole of Social Networks. Some of us may have already found our atoms placed end-to-end as we’ve been MySpaced, Friendstered, Facebooked, Twittered, Twined, and LinkedIn. Just remember, there is nothing new under the stars. Social Networking… Read more »

The Patent Office’s Courageous Jump into the Wisdom-of-the-Crowd Mosh Pit.

Peer to Patent / Community Review BACKGROUND: Software and algorithms used to be unpatentable. Recent court decisions and patent-office rule-making has made software the fastest growing patent category. In 1991 the patent office was cut off from general tax revenues and required to subsist entirely on fees for its operating budget. The political argument was… Read more »

Social Networking and the Online Town Hall Meeting; E-Government in Action – By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow What happened to the Town Hall meetings? Well believe it or not they still go on and traditionally this is how communities and towns were able to grow in harmony. What will happen in the future age of eGovernance where all levels of government are linked together? Integrating E-Democracy, E-Government and local… Read more »

First post

Hi all, I don’t plan to post here much, as we run our own blog at http://blog.overstream.net which is available via the RSS Feeds app on my page now.

Government blogging a necessity.

I am staying engaged in the Homeland debate and working to build a strategic consulting business. Check out my latest blog post in a new venue! http://securitydebrief.adfero.com/engaging-web-is-not-a-luxury-but-a-necessity-for-government-agencies-today/ my new website: www.ellenhowe.com

Getting some traction!

It has been a good week for our Web 2.0 initiative. I was sitting in our department head meeting on Tuesday and the Chief Clerk (COO) started giving an example of the kind of communication that he would like to see more of, this being between people with similar jobs in different departments to improve… Read more »

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2009 NAGW National Conference

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2009 NAGW National Conference in Galveston, Texas, September 16-18. NAGW is seeking presenters who are willing to share knowledge and ideas and present on new technologies and trends that will allow attendees to return to their offices with new ideas and… Read more »

Same challenges – different terrain

I thought it would be interesting to point out how the global community faces very similar challenges to those in the United States. I have been working with the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for over 2 years as they deployed an automated system to manage Building and Construction projects. While we faced… Read more »

H R Clinton Discusses New Media Tools::Town Hall @ State Dept

Transcript Feb 4, noonish, while audience tummies rumbled, Secretary of State Clinton spoke about using new media, social networking sites, emerging technolgies and collaborative processes at Department of State and throughout government.HR Clinton Town Hall Blog 2.4.2009 New York Times 2.5.2009 Two minutes of the hour + meeting became the entire focus of this article.