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Gov docs 2 point 0


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Gov docs 2 point 0

  1. 1. GovDocs 2.0: How Government and Documents Libraries are using Social Media<br />
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  3. 3. How is social media changing government agencies?<br />Flickr: Seansie<br />
  4. 4. Government agencies have adopted this mindset to varying degrees as a way to foster trust and dialogue with people. <br />At the most basic level, social media is about community building. <br />Flickr: kevindooley<br />
  5. 5. In 2008, Admiral Thad Allen of the U.S. Coast Guard sent out a service-wide message saying, “[To] modernize the Coast Guard we must learn how to effectively use social media tools to enhance our ability to perform as a more transparent, change-centric organization.”<br />
  6. 6. At the Bellevue Police Department in Nebraska, Twitter is used to solicit help from the public and Facebook is used as a comment and complaint board for residents.<br />
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  8. 8. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Twitter Earthquake Detector (@USGSTed) is a prototype that gathers real-time Twitter updates during seismic activities faster than scientific equipment can be tapped for more precise measurements and alerts.<br />
  9. 9. Could Twitter Provide Early Warnings For Epidemics?<br />Based on their findings, they believe that Twitter could be a valuable tool to help individuals find nearby emergency medical personnel. By monitoring Twitter trends, they believe health officials can better detect and respond to an epidemic.<br />
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  16. 16. Useful resources!<br />
  17. 17. Thank you!<br />Dr. Curtis R. RogersCommunications Director<br /><br /><br />