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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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