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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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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The next age of government

“If we combine the right political thinking with the incredible information revolution that’s taken place…there’s an incredible opportunity to actually remake politics, remake government, remake public services and achieve…a big increase in our well being.” The U.K.’s David Cameron shares a fantastic vision of government in his TED talk.

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The real Gov 2.0 challenge? Listening

Anil Dash of Expert Labs hits on a theme that has been bubbling more and more to the surface of late: how do agencies go beyond using social channels to simply push information and instead actually engage and listen to citizens?

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Vote for your favorite opengov logo

Does the Open Government movement/directive need a logo? Vote on two potential options, one from the White House, one from the Sunlight Foundation.

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Open Gov Directive Hits the Streets (in an oh so ironic way)

So the White House released the long-awaited Open Government Directive this morning, appropriately accompanied by a live videostream at both the White House site and on Facebook with Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and new media director Macon Phillips.

With only time for a quick glance through the directive (it wasn’t made available prior to the announcement), if there’s one certainty it’s that the next four months are sure to bring additional change and increased activity in the Gov 2.0 space as agencies look to comply with the directive’s various deadlines…

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GovTwit Week in Review 9/21 – 9/27

The highlight of my week in Gov 2.0 came last Thursday, when I had a chance to listen to and meet the crew of NASA’s STS-127 thanks to @NASA’s tweetup at the agency’s D.C. headquarters. The event drew nearly 20o participants from all over (including@argelialibertad who came all the way from Venezuela) who took up the agency on its offer to get up close and personal with honest-to-goodness astronauts.

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GovTwit Week in Review 9/14 – 9/20

How politicians use Twitter, how the White House complies with the Presidential Records Act on social media sites, Congress Camp podcast and GovTwit named the number two site on FCW’s list of “10 Gov Social Sites to Keep you in the Loop.”

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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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