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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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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“New Twitter” Kills Custom Backgrounds

If your organization uses a custom Twitter background to display its Facebook page url, email contact or other information, there may be some extra work in store for you once the “New Twitter” launch is complete.

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50+ government Twitter and social media directories

GovTwit may be the best, but there’s many more directories and links to government and politicians who are using social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. This post highlights links to over 50 government social media directories and lists.

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Facebook post leads Israel to abort military raid

On the heels of both the DoD’s and California social media policies comes an example as to why we need such policies and also need effective training to compliment the policies: A member of Israel’s military spills the beans about an upcoming mission via Facebook.

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Secure use of social media, California style

Lost in the shuffle last week when the DoD rolled out their social media policy was another similar rollout by the state of California: “The more we increase the state’s online presence to enhance communication and transparency, the better we are able to serve Californians,” said Teri Takai, California’s Chief Information Officer.

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GovTwit Week in Review 8/16-8/22

The DoD rolls out Defense.gov (with social media front and center), San Francisco launches DataSF.org, The Atlantic mentions Govtwit in story on government, Twitter and security and Gov 2.0 Radio talks about “Rethinking Conference Learning” with Andy Krzmarzick

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