Joshua Salmons replied to the topic Made any social media resolutions for 2012? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 9 months ago
Wow, where to start? Haha!
- Refine social media presences. With Path, Pinterest, Quora, G+, and old platforms like Tumblr, the blog, etc., I’m again becoming fragmented across the different sites. I need to figure out where I want to be and for what purpose.
- Consistently participate. I have a tendency to show up in spurts. It’s…
Joshua Salmons replied to the topic Is the “Like” Button a Substitute for a Comment? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 9 months ago
The 1984 reference is interesting, isn’t it?
I do want to stray from your topic just a little. Facebook has a lot of plans for the Like button. At their F8 Developers Conferences in SF and Austin, they laid out their vision for the Like button. They feel it’s too restrictive (although it is becoming an accepted way for people to interact as you…[Read more]
Joshua Salmons replied to the topic GovLaunch: YouTube Changes to Help Protect State Gov. Privacy in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 9 months ago
I do think social media sites should have special terms of service.
We ran into this sort of hangup with Facebook years ago. At the time their terms of service were written (as many sites are) to include compliance with several state laws (California in their case). At the DOD, we could not click “accept” on terms of service that would supplicate…[Read more]
Very true, it is hard to specifically legislate broad behavior. I always seem to run into people with situational ethics. If they can get away with something (letter of the law), they don’t seem to have a problem with it, regardless of how edgy the behavior is. Whether it’s a quick tweet to “just friends” or posts to Facebook, etc., many people…[Read more]
Joshua Salmons replied to the topic Do You “Think” and “See” in Social Media? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 9 months ago
I get what the article is trying to say–that living your life in the hopes of distilling all moments down to Facebook posts or 140-character tweets like some court reporter is unnatural…but I’d say many people always have an “eye” for something when they’re living.
Comics have an “eye” in that they are always looking for new material for their…[Read more]
Nice! And well put. I’ll take a look at your link. Thanks!I’m also a fan of guardrails for people–not directing their step-by-step, day-by-day behavior, but giving them limits and letting them play in the boundaries of the sandbox, so to speak.It allows people to act out their values and judgement without the agency or oversight entity being oppressive.
Interesting. So NYC says while you are located on the premises of municipal buildings, all behavior is limited? That’s a good way of defining it, I think.And I take it that “political activity” means a lot of things? If I were to retweet an article with a headline “Someone should tell Perry it’s over.”, does that fall under that category?
Good points Peter, and I would agree, but people push the envelope when we say “no, but yes under certain conditions.”What constitutes a “work environment”? Are you referring to time of day? Maybe whether or not someone is using a work computer? What if I used my personal iPad and personal data plan while at my desk, or on break?Does your agency…[Read more]
In your opinion, is it better for those in government to say their opinions are their own, or to hide their employment altogether?Again, in DOD (where I have the most experience, sorry :p), most people just hide the fact that they are service members. However, now that I’m in the private sector, FTC guidance prefers employees be more forthright…[Read more]
In this political season, with political tweets and blog posts abounding by the second, I was curious how govies waded into the melee? Or if you did at all?
Are there policies at your workplace that forbid the expression of your political beliefs in public settings? I know in the DOD, service members can express their opinions, so long as they do…[Read more]
Joshua Salmons started the topic DOD DINFOS Social Media Webinar TODAY at 11:30a.m. Eastern US. in the forum Forum Discussions 10 years, 8 months ago
Ack! I neglected to post the details on my favorite government collaboration community! Please forgive me!
=============================Meeting URL: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/r23559240=============================The webinar will involve video and audio. Please attend through a computer that has audio capability. You will not need to…[Read more]
@29d9j8q7e8r5lThanks for the note! Glad you dig the blog 🙂 My first soldier was a big blogger back in 2003. He introduced me to blogs. I was very impressed at how easily he could craft arguments and opinions through his writing. I’ve enjoyed how blogs force me to write more often. I see you have a few posted here as well. I’ve got some reading to…[Read more]
Yeah, there are definitely neighborhood options around DC that will get tons more bang-for-buck. DC is very heavily a commuter city. It was a few years back, but I heard the statistic that about 300,000 live in the city, but its population swells to 1.5 million during the day, with all the commuters.
I live in College Park, Md., because I work at…[Read more]
Joshua Salmons replied to the topic Adobe Connect and GovLoop? Could be fantabulous for collaborative space. in the forum Forum Discussions 10 years, 9 months ago
That’s too bad. It’s sort of where things are going, for better or for worse.
“The cloud” does have huge security pitfalls. Yet Google Docs and even Microsoft Office 2010 are going to have cloud elements. Services like box.net let users collaborate on Office products seamlessly…even on their mobile devices.
Businesses are jumping on board,…[Read more]
The Intellipedia badge idea would be cool. People could definitely choose to opt-in if they wanted.
And I didn’t think about how it might freak people out, or how people might be seen as an “official” source. We’d need a little disclaimer on GovLoop or something, saying that people are just people, with their own opinions, not necessarily…[Read more]
I appreciate that I can change “My Page” to any number of themes, but I would caution against us turning into MySpace.
I think it would help with identity, consistency in design and user identification if we were limited to choosing a “My Page” theme that went with our department.
GovLoop could provide a design template, with a background, set…[Read more]
Joshua Salmons started the topic Adobe Connect and GovLoop? Could be fantabulous for collaborative space. in the forum Forum Discussions 10 years, 9 months ago
Given that feature creep is a problem (adding more and more shiny objects so that the site become a gaudy, glitzy mess that’s unusable)…
…what about exploring the use of a tool like Adobe Connect? I don’t even know if it’s possible to get something like that shoehorned into GovLoop without leaving Ning.
I’m always hearing people say there’s…[Read more]
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