Posts Tagged: Twitter

KDOT jumps into social media

The Kansas Transportation Online Community launched January 14, 2009. K-TOC is a project of the Kansas Department of Transportation, and is a major element in the Department’s exploration of social media and new technology as instruments of public outreach. By the standards of conventional government, KDOT is an early-adopter agency; in addition to K-TOC, theRead… Read more »

Lessons from GCPedia: As tweeted at the Social Media for Government Conference in Ottawa today

This is an easy blog entry. I’ve just scanned through the Twitter stream emerging from a conference session, removing duplication, so that we sitting at our desks can reap the highlights of what was said. Let me know what you think of the concept and the format. In this session, Jeff Braybrook and Thom KearneyRead… Read more »

Twittering Hoekstra Slips on a Bar of Soap But Press/Blogosphere Reaction Worse

At got geoint?, we like to think of ourselves as fairly forward-thinking when it comes to Web 2.0. We set up this blog and our accompanying Twitter handle, Facebook Fan Page and Linked-In group as a way to be an additional resource for the GEOINT community. We have often talked about how Twitter is aRead… Read more »

Tweeting Local Government: Revisited – Results and Tools

I have been using Twitter to update our citizens and beyond for a couple months now at the City of Shawnee, Oklahoma. We Tweet Police Calls, Fire Calls and General Government information, i.e. agenda/minute posting, job openings, etc. Recently I blogged an update about the various tools use to accomplish this and the automation usedRead… Read more »

Anti-Social Networking

This is a cautionary post for those fearless space travelers who might venture too close to the unforgiving Black Hole of Social Networks. Some of us may have already found our atoms placed end-to-end as we’ve been MySpaced, Friendstered, Facebooked, Twittered, Twined, and LinkedIn. Just remember, there is nothing new under the stars. Social NetworkingRead… Read more »

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2009 NAGW National Conference

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2009 NAGW National Conference in Galveston, Texas, September 16-18. NAGW is seeking presenters who are willing to share knowledge and ideas and present on new technologies and trends that will allow attendees to return to their offices with new ideas andRead… Read more »

You Make Time to Provide Links. Want to Know Whether People Click Them?

A couple of posts ago, I said I’d discuss Tweetburner, which produces short URLs at twurl.com. I have a free couple of minutes, so here we go. There are many services out there now that will shorten a URL for you, so some hideous mess like this one from EPA’s news releases database: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/2297c12a9f4773d285257547006497d4!OpenDocument turnsRead… Read more »