Posts Tagged: media

Government 2.0 Camp – What I Loved and What I’d Like to See Next Year

This post has been cross-posted to my external blog, “Social Media Strategery.” Inspirational. Fun. Chaotic. Stimulating. Profound. Surreal. Exhausted. Excited. These are the words that I’ve used to describe the inaugural Government 2.0 Camp held this past weekend at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Georgetown. While an event of this magnitude andRead… Read more »

Getting started with Twitter in Australian government

Republished from eGovAU. Twitter has emerged as a significant channel for breaking news, announcement and discussions on political, social, environmental and commercial topics. Over the last three years the service has grown to over 25 million users globally, including many senior business, political and entertainment figures. In fact it’s been the fastest growing online channel,Read… 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 »

Is Australian egovernment innovation on life support?

Republished from eGovAU. I’ve been reading a post by James Dellow at his Chieftech blog, Using Twitter as a benchmark for Australian local government use of social media. He compared the 90 out of 468 (approx. 20%) UK councils using Twitter to the 3 out of 677 (less than 1%) Australian councils using the toolRead… Read more »

Life Mirroring Parody – or the other way around

The article in Monday’s New York Times about people no longer having the patience to listen to their voice mail was eerily similar to the “article” in the Onion a few days earlier about everything taking too long. So much to do, so little time. Even with “executive summaries” at the beginning of reports, colleaguesRead… Read more »

GovLoop’s Steve Ressler Rocks the Public Sector

In every big city there’s an underground, and in every large online movement there are undercurrents. In the Government 2.0 space that undercurrent is taking place on GovLoop, a relatively new, Ning-based social network with more than 8,000 public sector or related members. The man behind GovLoop is Steve Ressler, who also was one ofRead… Read more »

Government 2.0 Un-Conference, Un-packed

The first-ever government 2.0 un-conference was impressive and invigorating. Coming together with a reported 500 colleagues, enthusiasts and thought leaders in social media and web 2.0 applications was a great opportunity to focus my individual efforts as well as those driven by the Social Media Subcouncil on which I serve. Not to mention, the gatheringRead… Read more »

What are the best blog platforms for Australian government departments?

Republished from eGovAU. If your Department or agency is considering getting started in blogging it’s worth considering the platforms that others in government are using to meet their needs. Looking across the Australian government, there are now at least several different platforms used to deliver successful blogs. For example the ABS’s Statistically speaking blog usesRead… Read more »

UK Local Gov Engagement Online Doctoral Researcher (www.lgeoresearch.com) will be in NYC and DC in April

Dear all, I currently run the Local Government Engagement Online Research Blog in the UK, which is visited by government officials from all around the world everyday. I have been compiling alot of data on which local councils are using social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube) to engage with citizens online. I alsoRead… Read more »