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TroopSwap.com: An Online Marketplace Serving Those Who Serve

Note: This article is also published as a guest blog post on the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) official SignalScape blog. Blake Hall is a man on a mission: to help U.S. military personnel use Web 2.0 technologies to help one another and themselves. Hall’s no stranger to demanding missions. A decorated formerRead… Read more »

Game Copy Wizard Scam – Game Backup Software Review

People like me have tons of games both for the console and PC. I’m more than sure that there are many more that have even bigger selections. One thing we all have in common is that eventually our games will be damaged or just worn out. You might ask, how can I keep my gamesRead… Read more »

SUCCESS RULE #5 – CREATE YOUR OWN NICHE

It‘s not always enough just to know your job. Be known for something different than everyone else, become a Subject Matter Expert (SME). It has to be useful and relevant and in doing so it will not only attract the attention of your boss but also your friends, co-workers and others who upon learning aboutRead… Read more »

The Polite Job Search

Heather Krasna is the author of Jobs That Matter: Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service, and the Director of Career Services at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. Job interview questions can be boiled down into three big categories: 1. Can you do the job? That is, doRead… Read more »

Japan’s Online Mall Rakuten Makes Global Bid

Can any one provider ever really claim title as The World’s Online Mall? If anyone can, Japan can. Japan’s largest online shopping mall is making a bid to become the leading global online shopping mall. With 7 million+ registered members in Japan, Rakuten already has a beach head in the US (they own buy.com withRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Report: Ex-Postal Service official violated policies

The former third-ranking official at the U.S. Postal Service improperly used his office to conduct personal business, awarded millions of dollars in noncompetitive contracts to former colleagues and failed to disclose stock holdings in a company conducting business negotiations with the mail agency, according to a new watchdog report. Robert F. Bernstock stepped down inRead… Read more »

Counties’ Fear of Social Media…But Need Not Be

In a word…fear. That about sums up most local government leaders and their thoughts about the use of social media. As the government with the closest proximity to the public it serves, a lot of my peers worry about opening up another dialogue venue. Many aren’t familiar with social media sites and can’t envision whatRead… Read more »

Remember the Alamo! 7 Lessons for Winning the Gov 2.0 Revolution

I just finished delivering a luncheon keynote for the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) 2010 Conference under the title “Remember the Alamo: Winning the Fight for Social Media.” Since the Alamo’s just a few miles down the road from Austin – and because we find ourselves in the midst of a revolution ofRead… Read more »

Tips for Change Agents

Many of us in government want to change the way our agencies work. These changes can take many forms. Some of us may want to fix a process or change/eliminate counterproductive rules. Others may wish to shoot for more ambitious goals that require a change of culture. The current push to expand the use ofRead… Read more »

Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes

The point of this post: The real problem with Facebook’s privacy practices is the failure to manage and live up to expectations. Let me preface this by saying “I am not a privacy professional.” My government has privacy professionals. They’re good people, know the legislation far better than I do and think more and deeperRead… Read more »