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Government 2.5, March 14th-15th, 2016.

Government 2.5, March 14th-15th, 2016.

In association with Cat-Strat | Productions, we are very happy to announce that we will be holding the Government 2.5 Conference in Washington, DC on Monday and Tuesday, March 14th-15th, 2016.

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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

As an elected official, it’s my job to connect to my constituents. There are always mailers, signs in the yard, and good old fashioned phone calls, but in today’s world, we have Facebook, Twitter, blogs and many other similar websites and tools. The increased use of social media in our constantly connected world has presented certain challenges for local officials,…

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Social Media: Communicating and Organizing Tools for Community Transformation

Throughout our nation, far too many communities have experienced a history of social exclusion and economic isolation. Limited private capital investments, restricted markets and high risks have led to an inadequate economic base and infrastructure, unstable incomes and low savings. Today, however, to support community transformation, citizens can add new tools to their arsenal: social…

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Eliminating the Noise for Jobseekers

(Editor’s Note: We will be focusing a large portion of Monday’s Town Hall Meeting on exploring how social media can contribute to job growth. These ideas will then be formally submitted to the White House through the current call to action on this topic from the Obama administration.) In a mere three years, Twitter has…

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Name Brand: Government

The other day I came across a blog post in OhMyGov! titled “10 Rules for being a good government Twitterer.” The author, Jenifer Reinhardt offered this observation: A number of federal agencies and businesses are taking advantage of [Twitter] to get their information to the public in a hip and cutting-edge way, giving them access…

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