Sequestration & Social Media

Sequestration & Social Media

Well, sequestration is in our midst and there isn’t much that we can do about it. By now I’m sure you all have heard the many consequences sequestration will likely bring: Furloughs, longer lines at the airport, prison lockdowns  higher risks of terrorism, women and children taken off of WIC… canceled white house tours! Well, for the few who can’t find solace in the reuniting of Joey Boxcar Biden and his beloved Amtrak, I extend to you a question which will hopefully take your minds off of our foreboding future.

An earlier post on GovLoop already proposed …

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The Armed Forces Leading the Charge in Facebook Likes

The Armed Forces Leading the Charge in Facebook Likes

Government’s move toward better utilization of the web in hopes of increasing citizen engagement isn’t exactly a new pursuit. It’s a rather old one in truth, however that doesn’t mean it’s going away anytime soon. Now more than ever government is looking for new ways to improve internet presence and open new channels of communication. Fueled by Obama’s Open Government and the increasing influence of social networking sites, government agencies will look toward 2013 with more enthusiasm than ever before.

 

For that reason I thought that it would …

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How Has Twitter Positively Impacted You or Your Agency?

How Has Twitter Positively Impacted You or Your Agency?

We all have a Twitter story.

Some spontaneous interaction or great information from Twitter that helped solve a problem.

Maybe you reached a great reporter you were never able to see before.
Maybe you interacted with a new target audience you were never able to reach
Maybe a citizen solved a problem based on your agency tweet
Maybe Cory Booker RTed you or Tim O’Reilly followed you
Maybe you met someone on Twitter from the #gov20 hashtag that is now a friend

Share your story below

 

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Tweets about Twitter Offer Interesting Insights

Tweets about Twitter Offer Interesting Insights

Posted by Courtney Shelton Hunt on Govloop November 19, 2012 at 10:17am

Curious about Twitter, not just as a social media platform but also as a company? Using a sample of recent tweets, this post offers a glimpse into the company’s leadership, its role in society, and how the platform and its features are evolving. Though neither comprehensive nor in-depth, this glimpse provides insights into the complexity of a Digital Era phenomenon that was built on the notion of simplicity. The end of the post provides additional resources for Twitter rookies.

Thanks to media hype, …

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GovGives: help a GovLooper achieve a dream – cancer, Slovakia, triplets & medical bills

When someone in the GovLoop community is in need, we help them out. This former govie’s wife was diagnosed with an extremely rare, high grade cancer just eight months after giving birth to triplets. Her one goal in life now is to spend her remaining months in her native country (Slovakia) surrounded by friends. Will you help the campaign?

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