Interview provides new details on search for Twitter’s government liaison

The first interview with Twitter, Inc. about their search for a Washington, D.C.-based “government liaison.”

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10+ “hidden gems” not to miss at Gov 2.0 Expo

Straight from the Gov 2.0 Expo co-chairs: 10+ hidden gems you should plan to see during the O’Reilly and TechWeb 2010 Gov 2.0 Expo.

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Win a Pass to 2010 Gov 2.0 Expo!

How’d you like to win a FREE pass to the O’Reilly & UBM Techweb Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington D.C., May 25-27, 2010? Read for more…

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Every tweet you make, they’ll be watching you

Twitter reaches a cultural crossroads as the Library of Congress begins archiving all tweets. Why is the LOC taking this step (and why not the National Archives)? And can’t Twitter at least verify the government Twitter account for the Library now that it has made this donation?

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Open Government Day brings new guidance from OMB

April 7th, 2010 is deadline day for federal agencies to post their Open Government plans online, but there’s another Open Government Directive milestone reached today as well that shouldn’t be overlooked: new guidance from OMB on how social media, transparency and existing policies can mesh together.

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Twitter promotes case study on how government uses its network

Twitter is promoting its first-ever case study on how a government agency uses its microblogging service for “the business of government,” taking a look at the important work being conducted by the Department of Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey.

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The next age of government

“If we combine the right political thinking with the incredible information revolution that’s taken place…there’s an incredible opportunity to actually remake politics, remake government, remake public services and achieve…a big increase in our well being.” The U.K.’s David Cameron shares a fantastic vision of government in his TED talk.

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The real Gov 2.0 challenge? Listening

Anil Dash of Expert Labs hits on a theme that has been bubbling more and more to the surface of late: how do agencies go beyond using social channels to simply push information and instead actually engage and listen to citizens?

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Vote for your favorite opengov logo

Does the Open Government movement/directive need a logo? Vote on two potential options, one from the White House, one from the Sunlight Foundation.

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The Official DoD Social Media Policy Has Arrived!

It was way back in August 2009 when I blogged a link to the DoD’s “Web 2.0 Guidance Forum,” which was the first time the department had ever solicited direct public feedback before creating a policy. Well, here we are seven months later and the Defense Department’s social media policy has arrived.

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