Research and Best Practices eNewsletter

Video-sharing rising(07/26/2011) –A new PEW report found 71% of online adults reported watching videos onvideo-sharing sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo, which is five-percentage-points more than last year.

Dashboards in Government(07/2011) – A new IBM report provides a snapshot ofdashboard use that monitors performance and provides accountability and transparency. The report includes selected federal dashboards, which show the variety of designs and measures that can be used.

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Reinvent NYC.gov(07/2011) – NYC hosted it’s first-ever hackathon, ReinventNYC.GOV, to redesign the city’s website. T demos highlighted areas of interest that included: search, crowdsourced Q & A, social media integration, location-based customization, citizen dashboards and gaming mechanics.

Takeo, Japanmoves entire website to Facebook(08/04/2011) – The City of Takeo, Japan is replacing its official website with a Facebook page. A Futuregov article says the city expects the move to increase interaction between officials and citizens.

Checking-in in Baltimore(08/2011)The Great Baltimore Check-in usesFoursquareto encourage residents to explore parts of Baltimore they might not normally visit.

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