Posts Tagged: Facebook

US Army Allows Social Media for Troops

A new article on Wired reveals the Army’s policy reversal concerning social media. Army Orders Bases to Stop Blocking Twitter, Facebook, Flickr Further information about how the Army is moving into the virtual world can be found on the offical website, here. I was somewhat surprised to see a military branch adopting social media/web 2.0Read… Read more »

KnowItAll_Tweets 06.08.09

Good morning, I will continue trying to eliminate all of the RT’s and re-posts. If I miss some, please forgive me. Caroline Jerry_Bio: @govloop Department of the Army allows access to Facebook & Twitter from BEHIND .mil firewalls. Still no access to govloop #govloop #gov20 21 minutes ago from HootSuite • Reply • View TweetRead… Read more »

Web 2.0 Working Group Charter

For those of you that read my last post on our new Social Media Policy, here’s the companion document that describes the duties and responsibilities expected from the peer oversight group, obliquely named the “Web 2.0 Working Group.” We’re hoping a more creative name for the group will emerge in time, but for now maybeRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Finally Approved!

For all those that have asked over the past several months, here is Roanoke County’s brand spankin’ new Social Media Policy, an administrative policy approved by the County administrator as a guiding document to help our locality further our Web 2.0 projects. So far our projects have been limited to a few County Twitter accountsRead… Read more »

Web 2.0 tools in Mexico City’s influenza outbreak

Hello in the last week here in Mexico City, as many of you already know, there was an influenza outbreak, so in order to keep the people up to day with info, we developed the site www.influenza.gob.mx This site was part of the communication strategy of the Mexico City’s Government for the outbreak. In orderRead… Read more »

A New Convert to the Goverati: @NenaMoss

Last week, I participated in the Gov 2.0 Boot Camp in Knoxville, TN, delivering a presentation on “Social Virtual Networks and Government.” A couple days after the event, I received a social media presenter’s greatest reward: an unexpected tweet from a Twitter newbie. Nena Moss had officially joined the ranks of the Goverati. Moreover, sheRead… Read more »

Up, Up, and Away! Five Tips for Launching an Internal Network

So, you’ve been searching high and low for a way to jazz up your office’s internal communications and collaboration, and now you’ve heard that GSA negotiated a terms-of-service agreement with Facebook for federal agencies. Your agency is on board, too? You even got the go-ahead from your boss?! These are definitely exciting times. Let theRead… Read more »

How much exposure can $25 buy you on Facebook?

I don’t know if you have given much thought to using Ads on Facebook. I really hadn’t, but got curious last week. We’re not using Facebook at Housing and Urban Development yet, so I thought of another way to test this capability. I put on one of my other hats: I serve on a non-profitRead… Read more »

Bowling Alone Together; Blogging Together Alone

Robert Putnam’s book “Bowling Alone” presented a haunting image when it was published in 2000. Although more Americans than ever were visiting bowling alleys, there was a decline in bowling league membership. Americans were losing their sense of community. We “sign fewer petitions, belong to fewer organizations that meet, know our neighbors less, meet withRead… Read more »