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Government webmasters move ahead with social media

Hey, I've previously written about how the Federal Web Managers are moving ahead to provide better public service.

They're accelerating the pace, creating a social media subcouncil, which I feel will be a really big deal. They're blogging on GovLoop.com, a cool social networking site for anyone interested in government. GovLoop requires login to see the whole thing, but here's the gist:

Our charge is to pull together best practices and other resources for the benefit of government agencies. Our members are working hard to develop formal recommendations and guidelines for using these technologies to the Federal Web Managers Council.

The quality of content and collaboration that has occurred in a virtual space is impressive, especially given that many of us have never met in person. We want to provide research and engage in discussion at familiar and trusted locations. The Subcommittee will share information and provide updates through the Webcontent.gov portal as we work through various issues of social media engagement.

This is your government, our government, and we want to hear from you. If you have a network that we’re not reaching directly, please share it and let us know what conversations we might be missing. If you have a great story to tell in how your agency has made it happen, we want to know. If we’re not doing something that you think we should, let us know!

Whether you are in government or simply interested in social media use in government we welcome your input.

You can follow them on twitter: twitter.com/govsocmed. (I just did that myself.)

… and I extend my welcome to our newer Nerd (content) Overlords.

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4 Responses to Government webmasters move ahead with social media

Jeffrey Levy says:

Thanks for covering our efforts, Craig! We really do hope everyone contributes and participates.
Jeffrey Levy
US EPA Director of Web Communications
and
Co-Chair, Social Media Subcouncil

sigal dishon says:

Hello Craig,
my name is Sigal and I started a traveling group of women from the south bay that are coming once or twice a month to SF.
every time we are exploring a different neighborhood, meeting with artists, talking to some interesting people and visiting the unique places in each area.
this coming week we are planing to be in the Inner Sunset neighborhood.
if by any chance you think that we could meet you for 15 minutes it will be very exiting for all of us.
I have to tell you (and Im sure that you hear it all the time) that since I moved to the US, 4 years ago, all my life including finding a house, car, furniture, getting a nanny, go to vacations selling my old stuff etc.- without you everything would be much much harder and I thank you for that every day!
our little traveling group is a non profit organization that me and my friend Mazy started so we could donate the money for good causes – sick children, people in need etc.
we would be very honored to get to know you and talk to you.
thanks allot
Sigal Dishon
408-5335844