Posts Tagged: Twitter

Twitter Hashtags: 7 Tips and a Decision-Making Flowchart

Summary: Though Twitter hashtags have been around almost as long as Twitter itself, many people still do not understand what they are – or more importantly, how to use them appropriately. This post offers seven tips – plus a decision-making flowchart – to enable Tweeters to not only avoid looking like a Twitter rube, butRead… Read more »

Twitter for Rookies: Simple Guidance for Getting Started

Summary: Still not certain whether you should take the Twitter plunge? The best way to determine its value is to give it a try. Focusing on using Twitter professionally rather than personally – including staying current with local, national, and global news – this “Twitter for Rookies” post offers simple best practice suggestions for settingRead… Read more »

Twitter for Professional Purposes: 21+ Tips

Summary: Many people still don’t “get” Twitter – especially from a professional perspective – or are uncertain whether there is any value in using it. Many others have set up an account but feel overwhelmed and/or unsure about how to maximize the potential benefits. Still others think they’re using it properly but really don’t knowRead… Read more »

Blueprint 2020

Note: Blueprint 2020 is a Canadian government initiative inviting employees to share ideas about changing how we do things in government. This post was originally published on www.govlife.ca. _____________________ It has been several months since the Clerk of the Privy Council, Wayne Wouters, launched the Blueprint 2020 initiative. It is an opportunity for Public ServantsRead… Read more »

Lessons from the Best #Government Twitters

In April, NASA received its second consecutive Shorty Award for the best government use of social media. The Shorty Awards is an annual crowdsourced contest honoring the best in social media across the globe. The organizations and individual recognized utilize Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and other outlets in interesting and inventive ways. NASA uses almostRead… Read more »

Police in Granada have Twitter handles on their uniforms – three reasons it’s a great idea

I noticed on Twitter last week that in Granada the police officers have the force Twitter handle sewn into their uniforms and it’s also on police cars. Police in Granada have Twitter handles on their uniform pic.twitter.com/xwH2AX8sp4 via @gordonmacmillan #gov20 #ace — Helen Reynolds (@HelReynolds) June 25, 2013 It’s a simple and effective way toRead… Read more »

@Boston_Police – CTO John Daley talks Twitter and the bombings

It was the the tweet heard around the country: “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody” The first official announcement that law enforcement agencies had concluded their manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev didn’t come at a press conference. ItRead… Read more »

#WaldoCanyonFire – 5 Lessons for Social Media in a Crisis Situation

[cross posted from blog.recovers.org] Waldo Canyon Fire photo by @kittlent “If you are available to do so, can you come into the joint info center for a bit to help me with few SM (social media) issues.” Those words called me in for a five-day stint as the official Twitter voice for the Waldo CanyonRead… Read more »