The Social Media Experiment in Government: Elements of Excellence (New GovLoop Guide)

The Social Media Experiment in Government: Elements of Excellence (New GovLoop Guide)

Announcing GovLoop’s Latest Guide… 

“THE SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIMENT IN GOVERNMENT: ELEMENTS OF EXCELLENCE”

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A few weeks ago, we asked,“Have any government social media activities led to really obvious results?” As you browse the guide below, we hope you’ll quickly learn that the answer is “yes.” This guide highlights bright spots of social media experimentation in government – activities that have led to clear outcomes and mission-related impact along core functional areas. Specifically, this guide is broken down into three …

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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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40+ Government Folks to Follow on Twitter

40+ Government Folks to Follow on Twitter

Recently, a friend asked me: “Where do I get started for Twitter and government? Do you have any recommendation for top people to follow?

I pointed him to my Twitter list – GovLoop Rockstars – but then I realized that I have 385 people in that list and it’s getting a little overwhelming.

So I thought I’d make a list of my Top 25 #gov20 folks I follow on Twitter in no particular order (sorry for folks I may have missed – share in the comments):

1) @digiphile …

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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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GovTwit releases data set for 4,500 tagged IDs

GovTwit releases data set for 4,500 tagged IDs

All data from the 4,500 government Twitter IDs listed in the GovTwit directory are now available to download and use.

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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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Twitter launches @Gov to provide updates from its government and politics team

Twitter launches @Gov to provide updates from its government and politics team

Twitter launches @Gov – a new account to track creative and effective uses of Twitter for civic engagement.

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NASA highlighted in video touting major Twitter redesign

Twitter has launched a major redesign today, including upgrades to brand profile pages, and NASA astronaut Ron Garan is prominently featured in a new video touting the changes.

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