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Forum wrap: Social media – maximising opportunities and minimising risks

The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority held a successful forum for the Victorian Public Sector on the maximising the opportunities and minimising the risks of social media. Attended by 200 people, the forum featured three speakers:• Kathy Phelan – Director, Small World Social Media• Greg Daniel – Executive Chairman, SR7• Maria Katsonis – Principal Advisor PublicRead… Read more »

9 Rules of the Road for Reaching Millennials

Yesterday, I posted a slide deck about “Social Media: Time Saver or Sucker?” from my talk at a National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) professional development event. Well, I was busy at the event and also presented on marketing and leading Millennials. Below is that deck: 9 Rules of the Road to Reach Millennials ViewRead… Read more » 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 »


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 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 »