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Presentation showcasing uses of social networking in public works. This slideshow also explores why social networking is important to the field and how to understand its use. This presentation was ...

Presentation showcasing uses of social networking in public works. This slideshow also explores why social networking is important to the field and how to understand its use. This presentation was given on May 6, 2011, at the annual Wisconsin APWA conference in Racine.

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    Social Networking for Public Works Social Networking for Public Works Presentation Transcript

    • Social Networking for
      Public Works
    • Introductions
      Pam Broviak
      City Engineer/Asst. Director of Public Works
      City of Geneva, IL
      Co-founder of several online groups:
      MuniGov, Be2Camp, Public Works Group
      Manager of Grid Works, online magazine, & GovGrid, virtual grid for govt.
    • http://youtu.be/lFZ0z5Fm-Ng
    • What does this
      mean
      for us?
    • Technology at work is increasing at an exponential rate
      The importance of communication is increasing
    • The rules are changing
    • Not participating is like
      hiding the puzzle
      pieces
    • Don’t let others tell our story
    • “There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.”
      - French politician AlexandreLedru-Rollin
      (Thanks to Adriel Hampton for sharing that quote!)
    • Implementing social media in public works
    • Microblogging
      Twitter
    • http://www.twitpic.com/photos/CapeTownFreeway
    • http://wsdotblog.blogspot.com
    • http://culvert-inspection.com/
    • Photo Sharing
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot
    • http://www.seeclickfix.com
    • http://www.linkedin.com
    • http://vimeo.com/9182869
    • Augmented Reality
    • What Next?
    • Develop a Social Media Policy
      • “Good Reading and Resources”
      section of http://munigov.org
      • Social Media Governance: http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies.php
    • Increase Your Communication Skills
      Offline and Online!
    • Participate!
    • For local govt:
      http://www.munigov.org
      http://www.govloop.com
      http://www.publicworksgroup.com/YSMJBH09/YSMJBH09.PDF
    • A new century is at hand, and a fast spreading technology promises to change society forever. It will let people live and work wherever they please, and create dynamic new communities linked by electronics, improve the lot of the poor, and reinvent government . . .”
      - An article about the telephone, 1898
    • Thank You! Questions?
      Pam Broviak, PE
      City of Geneva
      pbroviak@geneva.il.us
      Public Works Group
      pwg@publicworksgroup.com
      Contact Information:
      Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pbroviak
      LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pbroviak
      Skype: Pam.Broviak
      Slides at: http://www.slideshare.net/publicworksgroup