Boot camp social virtual networks 2Presentation Transcript
Andrew Krzmarzick Senior Project Coordinator The Graduate School http://www.graduateschool.edu Phone: 919-767-9088 Email: [email_address] Twitter: @krazykriz LinkedIn: AndrewKrzmarzick Blog: http://generationshift.blogspot.com Social Virtual Networking (Not Just for Kids …Anymore!) April 14-15, 2009 Knoxville, Tennessee
Social Virtual Networks – What?
Social Networks – How?
Social Networks – Why?
Someone of ANY age who is actively using social media and engages others on the Internet with a "2.0" mindset: creative, collaborative and community oriented.
Source: Flickr – lyzadanger’s photostream
Who has the most connections/friends/followers?
The Gurus: Lee and Sachi LeFever The Mecca: http://www.CommonCraft.com
Sharing Information Ideas Insight Issues Individuals Intelligence
Business Problem: Millions of government employees working on similar issues but no safe place to connect and share best practices
Solution: GovLoop.com - Social Network for Government Community
Assessed various technology solutions
Ning provided a low-cost and flexible framework to build
Assessed similar community sites
Assessed popular Ning networks
Launched site grassroots to peers
Coordinated with good government organizations
News ideas generate press
Identify/Empower Early Adopters
Market where People Are
Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc
Along the Way
Member and Project of Week
Feedback from Members
Polls and Surveys
Where Are We Now?
Nearly 9,000 members
CTO, CIO, Politicians, Professors, and Innovative Minds across F/S/L/I
Over 1,00 blogs, 350 discussions, 300 groups, 100 events, 3,300 photos, and 200 videos
Mission: To connect millions of public sector professionals with their colleagues, government partners and social groups in a single knowledge sharing and learning community, enabling them to access information that will improve their jobs, their careers and their lives.
Disgover is for:
Current and former
Federal, mil., state & local
Changing jobs or locations
Working across agencies
In learning teams
Government agencies’ administrative personnel
Public Sector Partners:
Special Interest Groups
Public Service Organizations
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1. Post Your Budget 2. Host a Community Center Website 3. Share Your History
Sylvia Sweets Tea Room Corner of School and Main Streets, Brockton, Mass.
Uploaded January 8, 2008 with assorted notes, subjects, call number, etc.
20+ comments from Jan 2008 to last week
Internal meetings began early 2007
Zero staff members worked full-time on this project!
Purchased a Flickr Pro account at $24.95/year
1-time cost of 222 hours of tech programming over 6 months
Uploaded 3,100 photos in January 2008
Ongoing costs involve a 7-member team, equivalent to 1 FTE (including tracking LOC photo usage on external blogs, communications, etc)
… 24 Hours Later
All 3,100+ photos viewed
392,000 views on the photostream
650,000 views of photos
1.1 million total views on LOC account
420 photos had comments
1,200 photos were favorited
… 9 Months Later:
5,621 photos as of 3/19/09
10 Million+ views
Site averages 500,000 views a month
Flickr members favorited 79% of photos
Between Jan - May 2008, average LOC PPOC websites rose 20% per month, compared to 2007
“ Increasing the ability to engage and connect with photos increases the sense of ownership and respect that people feel for these photos.” “Lessons learned from this project provide guideposts to the type of experience that people would like to have with our collections.”
1. Why? Tie to mission, goals, objectives, needs, gaps. 2. Who? Assign owner/contributors; define audience. 3. How? Decide which tools best meet goals. 4. What? Content is the key to success. 5. When? Create a schedule to implement and evaluate. Steps to Implementation
“ I have never been one for networking of any kind,
so I wasn’t really thrilled at the prospect of jumping into the world of social networking.
However , as I aspired to the ranks of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service, I realized that building coalitions and developing an extensive network of associates helps us
collaborate and share best practices and provides for the flow of diverse ideas and diverse thinking.”
of all Federal workers are eligible to retire by 2015
90% of 6,000 Federal Executives
of boomers expect to work in their retirement years
68% expect to never retire – cycle of work/play
Half of boomers want second careers that help others
60% 70% Sources: - Partnership for Public Service, Issue Brief PPS-05-08: Federal Brain Drain , November 2005 - AARP, Knowledge Management, Staying Ahead of the Curve 2003: The AARP Working in Retirement Study. - Harvard School of Public Health-MetLife foundation Initiative on Retirement and Civic Engagement, Reinventing Aging: Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement, October 23, 2005 - Merrill Lynch, New Retirement Survey: A Perspective from the Baby Boomer Generation, February 23, 2005.
Partnership for Public Service Survey
42% of college juniors/seniors were extremely/very interested in working for the federal government
Only out of 3,000 students felt extremely or very knowledgeable about federal jobs.
Source: - Ruzick, K. Students Eager for Government Jobs, Unsure How to Get Them. Found at goveexec.com/dailyfed/0506/0506r1.htm. 13
resolve the government’s issues with standard terms and conditions governing:
freedom of information and
negotiated the agreements on behalf of all agencies
avoids development of separate agreements with each
agencies free to use Twitter: compatible w/federal use.
Not just for kids!!! It’s THE bridge between the generations.
Move ‘em up the mountain via education and training.
Who’s your end user? Solutions must be sensitive to people of all ages.
It’s for your own good! Boomers need to lead; create a flex culture now.
Get ’em in! Recruit fresh public sector personnel (Boomers, too!).
Keep ‘em there! Retention of current personnel via knowledge transfer (and fun!).
For More Information: Andrew Krzmarzick Senior Project Coordinator (202) 821-6288 [email_address] http://www.graduateschool.edu http://generationshift.blogspot.com Twitter: @krazykriz Thank You!