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Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Blog Potomac Part 3 (#blogpotomac)

8:15 am johnrhopkins: @scottmonty You are the only Social Media person in a company of 200k, how do you make time to speak at #blogpotomac ? 8:15 am mammaloves: For social media to succeed, you need support from senior leadership. Not just check PR box. (paraphrase) @scottmonty #blogpotomac 8:15 am 4GreenPs: @scottmonty Social media atRead… Read more »

Demotech Finds Losses in 2008 Worst Ever for Title Insurance Industry

The 2008 financial results for the Title insurance industry were less than stellar. In fact, it was the worst year ever recorded in the history of “Demotech Performance of Title Insurance Companies.” See: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Demotech-Inc-982099.html I can point to several reasons for this, but the one that comes to mind first is the same one inRead… Read more »

Digital etiquette – are government agencies adequately prepared to engage appropriately online?

Republished from eGovAU. Etiquette is important in every form of social engagement. When Australians meet others for the first time we exchange names, shake hands and make light conversation before getting down to the main topic of conversation. Other cultures have different social etiquette. Many hug or kiss cheeks on first meeting, exchange business cardsRead… Read more »

Ties Across Time

At my folk song meetup this past weekend I had to pause in the middle of the song Kilkelly, Ireland because I was so moved. The song was “compiled” in the 1980s by American composer Peter Jones from a batch of old letters he found in his attic. The letters were from his great greatRead… Read more »

Capturing History Before it Disappears

Imaging the following scenario below being kept in a a file, in a basement, in a library forever, never seeing the light of day. Possibly of use to many, but untouchable to almost everyone. Would you keep it in that format as you have it? Keep it buried in a basement or an archive? Or,Read… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Tom Melancon, Technical Writer, Department of Labor

I’m delighted to have been able to interview my fellow Seattleite, Tom Melancon, “Civil Savant”– Technical Writer, Department of Labor. My sincere thanks to Tom for taking the time to give this interview! What is your role with the Department of Labor? My position is called Technical Writer, in the Department of Labor, Employment StandardsRead… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not beRead… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not beRead… Read more »