As most of you are aware, a great deal of social media is currently blocked by Federal, State, and Local governments for access by anyone on the applicable enterprise. As I have finally obtained a Google+ invite, I will be checking tomorrow to see if it has found its way onto the firewall rules at my agency.
My primary question for consideration by all of my fellow GovLoopers is this: Is Google+ still available at your agency/organization? Is Facebook?
I’m curious how long it will take for yet another collaboration tool to be stripped from the hands of the day-to-day government employee. Or if some will remain? Return?
UPDATED: More importantly, can GSA users access it as part of their Google Apps recent transition. Does anyone know if GSA has discussed this option with Google and/or are their any intentions to integrate its use now that they are on board and using Google Apps for government?
UPDATED AGAIN: DHS has it blocked via the firewall as category “social media”..Guess I’m not surprised.
UPDATED YET AGAIN: As Google Profile now points to your Google+ profile, you can no longer access your Google Profile on systems that have firewalled social media as part of their larger “net of exclusion.”
Survey, as promised: Social Media at Work (Government Edition)
On an important side not, someone DID get GovLoop unblocked here at DHS.. WINNING!