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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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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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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GovTwit reaches a milestone as it exceeds 4,000 government-related IDs tracked, tagged and shared.

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Help ID new GovTwits after 2010 elections

Help improve the GovTwit directory by pointing out newly elected officials who are on Twitter.

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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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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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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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