Monthly Archives: May 2010

Social Media in the Government – Part 2

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television

This article is Part 2 of the Social Media in the Government series. This is a reprint of an article I published May 18, 2010. Social Media has a evolved a little bit since then so don’t be surprised if some of the material is a little out of date. 😉

~ Collaborative Tools ~

Wikis

Wikis are online encyclopedias that enable the easy creation, editing, and linking of web pages. Typically, wikis are created to enable multiple contributors to capture knowledge and share information about a specific subject. That knowledge is then searchable from the wiki’s search engine using a web browser. The most famous wiki is Wikipedia but wikis do not have to be public and can be confined to a select group if required. Continue reading

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Social Media in the Government – Part 1

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television

This is a reprint of an article I published May 18, 2010. Social Media has a evolved a little bit since then so don’t be surprised if some of the material is a little out of date. 😉

Social media means different things to different people. A common thread running through many definitions of social media is “a blending of technology and socializing for the co-creation of value.” Social Media usually implies Internet interaction that enables a dialog among multiple contributors that fosters an atmosphere of collaboration. As a result, social media-based websites comprise an abundance of user generated content (UGC). This has its pros and cons as described below.

People around the world are becoming more accustomed to participating in social media spaces. It follows that they bring that expectation to government websites. A such, there has been continuing pressure on government agencies to further leverage social media tools. Continue reading

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