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 State of the Union goes social

The State of the Union goes social

The president’s election-year State of the Union messaging strategy this week has included increased use of social media channels in an attempt to reach audiences in a different way and extend the conversation beyond a single day news cycle.

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35 Gov 2.0 heroes to follow on Twitter

While there are nearly 3,000 gov 2.0 heroes in the government employees, agencies, contractors, politicos and academics that make up the GovTwit directory itself, here are 35 Top GovTwits you should be following.

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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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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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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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Mixing Up Some Awesome Sauce

Let me take a moment to share what I think are the top five areas Steve Ressler and Scott Burns need to focus on as GovLoop moves from Ressler’s “five to nine” job to his “nine to five” job…

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Gov 2.0 Expo/Showcase Contest Winners!

Congratulations to @JulieJulie and @Lemur6, @JoeBoutte, @Mecredy, @atweber and @oxala75!

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GovTwit Week in Review 8/23 – 8/29

GSA’s Casey Coleman writes on the “Web 2.0 Revolution, Potomac Forum holds Gov 2.0 Leadership event, Twitter contest to win tickets to Gov 2.0 Expo, and Chris Rasmussen’s “Living Intelligence” video are just some of this week’s highlights.

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Win a Pass to Gov 2.0 Expo or Summit

GovTwit & GovLoop have teamed up to give away four passes to Gov 2.0 Expo and two passes to Gov 2.0 Summit.

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