The buzz about blogs A blog is simply a type of website
Provide a tool for free expression
Generate on-line communities of people with similar
interests such as transit riders or community partners.
Can help you with public relations and lead generation
Are used as a source of news and information
Are incredibly flexible and adaptable
Use of RSS, blogs, wikis, and podcasts in government and transportation is exploding The rise of the online community means the relationship between government agencies and the people they serve has been shifting
Social media democratizes the discussion by allowing the public to comment, ask questions, complain, request services
Agency leaders and executives are directly engaging with constituents and users on a regular basis
Blogosphere & Culture Blogging is about real people sharing their personal experiences and insights, and engaging others in thoughtful conversations.
Blog readers seek out transparency
Successful bloggers consistently provide value through relevant content
Advertising or self promotion are frowned upon
Blogging is about real people sharing their personal experiences and insights, and engaging others in thoughtful conversations.