Posts Tagged: GovTwit

Help ID new GovTwits after 2010 elections

Americans take to the polls November 2nd, and regardless of the political party results, one thing’s for certain: there will be newly elected officials who won’t be listed in GovTwit. That’s where you can help. If you know or learn of a new governor, senator, representative or any elected official who is on Twitter, pleaseRead… Read more »

“New Twitter” Kills Custom Backgrounds

If you are an agency, organization or individual that has made use of customized Twitter backgrounds to share contact info, expanded “about me,” Facebook URLs and more in the left-hand side of the profile page, then the roll out of “New Twitter” may leave you with some additional work to spruce up your page.Read… Read more »

Podcast: Crowdsourcing in Gov’t and the Enterprise, with Matt Greeley of BrightIdea

Listen to internet radio with Gov20Radio on Blog Talk Radio A conversation with Matt Greeley: BrightIdea has powered innovation campaign for the government of Ireland, City of San Francisco, and has a new contract with the U.S. State Department. It’s also the platform behind the $200 million GE “Ecomagination Challenge. We talk with company co-founderRead… Read more »

GovTwit Statistics: Top Federal Twitter IDs

The NY Times Magazine published a great story this weekend by Jesse Lichtenstein titled “Digital Diplomacy” that focused on the State Department’s very proactive stance in using new tools and technologies to advance the department’s sweeping mission. Traditional forms of diplomacy still dominate, but 21st-century statecraft is not mere corporate rebranding — swapping tweets forRead… Read more »

New Gov 2.0 Radio: Mark Headd – Engaging App Developers with Gov’t Data

A discussion with Mark Headd, an app developer and former govie, about civic apps. Mark Headd explains Open311 and accessing government services and lowering costs using Twitter, and gives ideas on how to engage developers around government civic apps contests. Listen to internet radio with Gov20Radio on Blog Talk Radio

EXCLUSIVE – First interview with Twitter, Inc. on their job search for D.C.-based government liaison

“If you are successful, the world will be a better place…” That quote, from the job posting Twitter made earlier this week seeking their first “government liaison,” is a window in to the aspirations Twitter has for their first D.C.-based employee. While the announcement has generated news headlines globally and set off a flurry ofRead… Read more »

#TwitGov! Fresh Links (and a play-by-play)

A very interesting day of buzz over the new Twitter governmental liaison position, with everything from petitions to a sort of Microsoft-O’Reilly Media-Twitter Gov 2.0 debate on Mark Drapeau’s blog. @Twitter opened on Monday the with a job post: … Track the #twitgov search … … Cue Wednesday: Mark Drapeau (one of Microsoft’sRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: Gov2Social

Throughout the year, GovLoop will be featuring projects and people from among our 2010 Partners. This week’s Project of the Week is brought to you by Microsoft, sponsors of our Cloud Computing Topics Page, making it easier for you to find content on that key subject. The also host a great group called “Microsoft ProductivityRead… Read more »