I'm jazzed to announce "the new new govloop"....
We've been spending the last few months working behind on the scenes on a number of items designed to be make govloop more useful to you, the community.
1 - Homepage redesign - As you see, we've streamlined the home page to make it much cleaner and simple. Lots more white and black. Plus you'll see we've spent extra time featuring the top content while all the content is still streamed at the bottom.
Plus, you'll see we added a number of new features like Twitter integration, a new Gov 2.0 personality quiz, and more.
2 - Topics pages - When people join GovLoop, often they are looking to engage in specific topic areas primarily - Acquisition, Government 2.0, Cloud Computing. We have now launched topic pages that bring people quickly to those discussions and are a quick place to go to get the info on the topics they need.
3 - Partners - As you'll see, the topics pages are "presented by" our key partners for 2010. I've always said - "no dancing baby banner ads" on GovLoop. As mentioned in my 2010 vision I blogged about in December....For 2010, we are working with a limited number of key partners in ways that add value to the community from topic pages to premier Dr. GovLoop-approved GovLoop groups like "Management Concepts Alumni", "Microsoft Productivity for Government", and "Google for Government". Besides providing a way for Andy K's baby to eat, these great partners really respect our community and allows us to invest in creating even more great resources/community on GovLoop.
4- GovLoop Rocks It Out
- People love us (the collective we)! We are super excited that
GovLoop hit 25,000 members this month. If we were all in the same
room, we could have the best Thriller YouTube rendition ever.
The GovLoop community will be featured in two upcoming new books - Macrowikinomics and Young World Rising - How Youth, Tech, and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World. Plus GovLoop won a sweet government award that we are required to be quiet about for another couple weeks. It's awesome...
We got a ton more on our plate that will be announcing shortly including our new mobile app, awesome advisory board, and more.
As always, we got some more awesomeness up our sleeves and always want to hear your ideas.
To more awesomeness...