Group Exercise In small groups, take _____ minutes to discuss the following questions: 1. How can we as public agencies engage our citizens? 2. How can we make it easy for customers to do business with us? 3. How can our department be more transparent? 4. How can we provide services efficiently with new technology where it makes sense? Each table will have a note taker/speaker. Each table will have a few minutes to report on their discussion.
Easy answer/difficult to do… STOP DOING WHAT NO LONGER IS EFFECTIVE OR WORKS AND CHANGE HOW YOU DO THINGS!
Review of SC County Government Web Sitesfor Social Media Logos (August 2011)County Twitter Facebook Youtube OtherAnderson 200+ 200+ YesAiken 4 accounts 4 accounts NoBeaufort 100+ 80+ YesCharleston 600+ 400+ No .TV/USTREA MChesterfield No 2,000+ NoDorchester No No No RSS onlyKershaw No 500+ NoRichland 1200+ 700+ Yes Podcasts
Social Media/Web Resources Exercise1. In small groups, take ____ minutes to discuss what social media/web 2.0 (or any other web-based) resources you really like and rely on for work.2. Have a note taker/speaker and be sure to get the URLs correct if you remember them.3. One person will from each group will report.
Profile (now Timeline) vs. page vs. groupHow is it working for you?Examples of use (show & tell)Keeping up with questions/comments/respondingQ&A
#hashtags & @signsHow is it working for you?Examples of use (show & tell)Keeping up with questions/comments/respondingQ&A
Hootsuite – social media management toolManage multiple accounts, schedule tweets and posts.Tweetdeck (another management tool)
Channels, creating videos, uploading, playlists, insights, fri ends, subscribing… How is it working for you? Examples of use (show & tell) Keeping up with questions/comments/responding Q&A
Resources How to Embrace Social Networking in Local Government by Pamela Weaver Antil. ICMA press. http://tinyurl.com/3pl4zht 5 Objections to Social Media in Government … and their Responses by Kieran Harrop. http://tinyurl.com/43883hz DISCUS – South Carolina’s Virtual Library & Use your local public library!
Reports to Read Building Digitally Inclusive Communities: a brief guide to the proposed framework for digitally inclusive communities. http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/DIC- FrameworkBrief.pdf How Social Media and GOV 2.0 are Public/Private Sector Collaboration. By John Westra. Focus Nov/Dec 2010. http://bit.ly/sDoFfJ