The gov 2.0 time machine: back to the big bang

Take a trip back in time and view an archive of 5,533 tweets about 2009’s Gov 2.0 Camp, one of the first “unconferences” held in Washington, D.C.

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Google launches Google+ guide for politics and government

Hot on the heels of launching Google+ Pages, Google has released a “how-to” guide for G+ aimed at increasing use of the new social platform by those in politics and government. Facebook also has a guide for government and politicians, but Twitter is strangely absent in creating a similar online resource.

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Bittersweet End: GovTwit directory turns three, but forced to shut down

GovTwit turns three, but is forced to shut down as its back-end software platform ceases service.

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Is this the future of the Federal government workforce?

Here’s a great video that gets across why the Federal Government should look to new staffing models if it wants to remain competitive for candidates.

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DC Fire Communications Director @wallscomm says “Social Media is for parties.” So Let’s Party!

LocalGovChat.com’s Mike Rupert shares why emergency management professionals should look at social media as a useful tool.

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Government adoption of Twitter continues rapid growth; GovTwit.com hits 4,000 IDs

GovTwit reaches a milestone as it exceeds 4,000 government-related IDs tracked, tagged and shared.

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First it was Weiner, now it’s Johnson – freshman congressman’s Twitter feed hacked

Congressman Bill Johnson’s office reports that his Twitter account was compromised.

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White House to hold first Twitter town hall

The White House has teamed with San Francisco-based Twitter to hold a first-ever executive office “Town Hall” using the microblogging service. The event will be held live on July 6th at 2pm EDT.

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Weinergate chills, shrinks congressional tweeting

In the wake of perhaps the highest-profile blunder to-date in the GovTwit space, organizations are analyzing data surrounding the “Weinergate” scandal. Check out reports and graphs from TweetCongress and OhMyGov! as well as tips and thoughts from The Daily Kos and a State Department leader.

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Secret Service starts Twitter account, stumbles

Just 9 days after launching the @secretservice ID on Twitter, an employee accidentally Tweets About Fox News’ ‘Blathering.’ The news may have jump-started interest in the account, with 22,000 now following its tweets.

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