Posts Tagged: WRU

Weekly Round-up: July 15, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Why, Yes, We Do Have a Web Site for That. As one of his parting gifts, Vivek Kundra has given Americans a complete listing of all 1,759 federal government Web sites, including the site detailing the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument,, which is pronounced pretty much exactly as it’s spelled. Listen. Is ItRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up – July 08, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Nonplussed: now it means something else entirely. Google+ launched. Mayhem has swept the internet. What does it all mean? And what does it mean for government? GovLoop hosts a lively conversation. First, social, next, government? Now that Google has taken care of social networking, they are setting their sites on developing applications toRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up July 01, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Hang up and drive into the sunset. Business News Daily reports on a poll showing that nearly 75 percent of Americans want access to their data while they’re on vacation and nearly one out of five wants data access on their honeymoon! E unum, pluribus? Mike Rupert, a former colleague of mine fromRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: June 24, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Open Government doesn’t want to go on the cart! With the immiment departure of Vivek Kundra, journalists and Gov20 advocates are pondering the future of Open Government. Some are bearish. Some are bullish. It’s like YouFace, but real. Ever heard of FaceTweeting? It’s the model the EPA uses to help distribute information throughRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: June 17. 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Vivek Kundra to Leave White House in August. OMB Director Jack Lew has a nice good-bye post on the WH Blog for Vivek Kundra, who announced that he is leaving the administration in August for a fellowship at Harvard. Need to Find an Embassy? Look up a Travel Alert? There’s an App forRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up June 06, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda More than a Twitter Account: Just what qualifies a person to lead a social media proegram or team for the government? Jeff Levy has been asking GovLoopers about the skills and experiences that make a good candidate. (Of course, this class might not hurt!) Wikipeida Experience Seems to Help. The National Archives hasRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up June 03, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Data, data everywhere! Fast Company reports on the EPA’s revamped fuel economy stickers. Across the pond, Making a Difference with Data reports that cycling enthusiast Gregory Williams has been using the open data from Kent County Council to create a cycling parking heat map. Collecting Data Securely at Social Security. Alex Howard reportsRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: May 27, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Good thing Corridor is up and running. Due to budget cuts, Federal CIO Kundra has pulled the plug on FedSpace She said to wiki this way. Syracuse University Professor Ines Mergel has published a report with the Center on using Wikis in the federal government: “Using Wikis in Government: A Guide for PublicRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up May 20, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda This week, my mind turns to physics and questions of energy and matter. We Meter what Matters. When I talk about social media for government, I always try to address the question of metrics. Writing on FCW, Alan Joch takes the question head on in his article, “Metrics take the guesswork out ofRead… Read more »

Weekly Round-up: May 13, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda Who writes at Who Runs Gov? Josh Shpayher, who runs GovSM, now writes for BeltWiki, the blog of Who Runs Gov. His articles appear on Fridays (too late for WRU), but his post from last week is so good, it crossed the Weekend Barrier: “Measuring Social Media influence on Capitol Hill.” Looking forwardRead… Read more »