Posts Tagged: Gov

Do you plan your online strategy in the same way you plan your media strategy?

Republished from eGovAU. Typically government and commercial media teams spend time identifying publications and journalists that have the most appropriate audiences for an organisation’s products and services. They commit energy to building constructive relationships with those that have influence over the members of the public they are trying to engage, tailoring stories to suit theirRead… Read more »

Can we use crowdsourcing to reshape democracy?

Republished from eGovAU. Beth Noveck, director of President Obama’s open government initiative, said in a recent essay, Our institutions of governance are characterized by a longstanding culture of professionalism in which bureaucrats – not citizens – are the experts. Until recently, we have viewed this arrangement as legitimate because we have not practically been ableRead… Read more »

Sunday on Gov 2.0 Radio: Talking Collaboration with Craig Newmark and Marilyn Clark

From LocalGov20.com For the next edition of Gov 2.0 Radio, Sunday 2/5 p.m. EST, we’ll be joined by Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, and Marilyn Clark, a state Web manager and member of the Federal Web Managers Social Media Subcouncil. (Also both GovLoop members, FTW!) Newmark, an uber-geek of world renown, resides in San FranciscoRead… Read more »

Recognizing Local Governments for Social Networking

Hello all… I’m wrapping up this week’s GovLoop Project of the Week, which will be posted on Wednesday. I’m focusing on the Public Technology Institute. They have a webinar, tomorrow (May 5th) from 2 – 3pm, entitled Recognizing Local Governments for Social Networking. Description from website: Local governments are expanding their use of Web 2.0Read… Read more »

Interview with GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler

Last week I was lucky enough to speak with Gov 2.0 superstar and GovLoop founder Steve Ressler about what’s happening with GovLoop, where the site is going and how sites like it are having a larger impact. You can read the whole two-part interview series in full on the Rock Creek blog, or check outRead… Read more »

Project of Week – Open Forum Foundation

I met Wayne at Gov 2.0 Barcamp on one Sunday morning as a group of volunteers were planning the eventual conference. I was impressed with his ideas and thought processes and was wondering what he was up to. That day and at the actual Gov 2.0 Barcamp he told me about his group “Open ForumRead… Read more »

Do you walk the talk?

Republished from eGovAU. I have been having a few conversations over the last two days with a variety of web managers regarding the level of commitment by their organisations to their online channel. The response has been mixed. Some have a great deal of support and resourcing, others have interest but no resourcing and othersRead… 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 »

Why Government should engage their community online

Republished from eGovAU. Crispin has published a post, Why (Government) Organisations Should be Engaging their Community Online, over at his Online Community Engagement blog providing eleven reasons why government should be engaging its community online. This is a nice piece and I thought I might add a few more that spring to my mind. GlobalRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing government policy and service delivery improvements

Republished from eGovAU. Are many heads better than one (or a few)? In the past the answer was often no, because the mechanisms used to collect, collate, rate and assess the suggestions and recommendations of hundred, thousands or millions of people were cumbersome and time-consuming. In fact whilst our society was originally built on theRead… Read more »