Virtual Public Works 2008 Presentation


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    1. 1. Virtual Public Works Is this how we’ll be doing business in the future?
    2. 2. Speakers <ul><li>Pamela Broviak, PE </li></ul><ul><li>City Engineer/Director of Public Works, LaSalle, Ill. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>James Matney </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager, Texas Engineering Extension Service </li></ul><ul><li>Jay Socol </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Director, Texas Engineering Extension Service </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director, World2Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>John Jainschigg </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board Chairman , World2Worlds </li></ul>
    3. 3. Workshop Overview
    4. 4. History of Online Tools Web 1.0?
    5. 5. Emergence of New Tools – Web 2.0
    6. 6. Blog a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer Source: Merriam-Webster Online = Web + Log
    7. 8. Summary of Blog Stats - 2007 <ul><li>70 million Weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>1.4 new blogs every second </li></ul><ul><li>17 posts per second </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37% </li></ul>
    8. 9. How does government use this tool?
    9. 10. Create a blog!
    10. 13. List Of Blog Tools
    11. 14. Creating a blog with Google
    12. 15. Creating a blog with Google
    13. 16. Creating a blog with Google
    14. 17. Creating a blog with Google
    15. 18. Creating a blog with Google
    16. 19. Another blog tool: WordPress
    17. 20. Not interested in creating a blog? Follow & read others blogs
    18. 21. Find one you like & grab a feed! Look for the RSS Feed symbol or text
    19. 22. Use iGoogle to organize your feeds
    20. 23. Here’s where you get iGoogle
    21. 24. Or pick a widget to create a feed
    22. 25. Use Widgetbox to get/make a Blidget
    23. 26. Available Blidgets
    24. 27. Blog Benefits <ul><li>Increase Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Access up-to-date news </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Control the message </li></ul>
    25. 28. Blog Concerns <ul><li>Takes time to write/read </li></ul><ul><li>Web security </li></ul><ul><li>Negative or inappropriate postings </li></ul>
    26. 29. Wiki A wiki is a Web site that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own Web browser. Source:
    27. 30. Source: Wikipedia Web site - Only includes English language articles
    28. 31. Summary of Wikipedia Stats - 2007 <ul><li>2,492,647 articles </li></ul><ul><li>600 words a minute </li></ul><ul><li>In month of June 2008, the title “public works” was viewed 3780 times (English) </li></ul>Source: Wikipedia Web site
    29. 32. How does government use this tool?
    30. 33. Create a wiki!
    31. 36. List of Wiki Tools
    32. 37. Creating a simple wiki with Google Sites
    33. 38. Networking <ul><li>One out of every four people online visits social networks, according to the Consumer Internet Barometer. </li></ul>
    34. 39. Social Network Ratings by Nielson Online June 2008 <ul><li>1. MySpace 2. Facebook 3. Classmates 4. Linkedin 5. Windows Live Space  6. Reunion    7. AOL Hometown 8. Club Penguin   9. Flixter    10. Imeem  11.  12. AOL Community    13. 14. Ning 15. Bebo </li></ul>
    35. 40. Number of Unique Visitors June 2008
    36. 41. How does government use this tool?
    37. 42. Join a Network!
    38. 46. Why joining Facebook is worth your while
    39. 47. Benefits of Networks <ul><li>Easy way to connect with other professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted participation </li></ul><ul><li>Increased communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of resource information </li></ul>
    40. 48. What Social Media Does Best by Chris Brogan <ul><li>Social networks encourage collaboration , can replace intranets and corporate directories, and can promote non-email conversation channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks can amass like-minded people around shared interests with little external force, no organizational center, and a group sense of what is important and what comes next. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks are full of prospecting and lead generation information for sales and marketing. </li></ul>
    41. 49. What Social Media Does Best by Chris Brogan <ul><li>Social networks make for great ways to understand the mindset of the online consumer, should that be of value to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Online versions of your materials and media, especially in formats that let you share, mean that you’re equipping others to run with your message, should that be important (like if you’re a marketer). </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks contain lots of information about your prospective new hires, your customers, your competitors. </li></ul>
    42. 50. Microblogging <ul><li>a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually 140 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user.. </li></ul>
    43. 51. Twitter ~200,000 users per week
    44. 52. How does government use this tool?
    45. 53. Create a Twitter account!
    46. 54. Quick Ideas for Twitter <ul><li>Use as a mini-diary just for you or a select few </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a tracking/logging tool for a specific crew </li></ul><ul><li>Use it for project notifications to the public </li></ul>
    47. 55. Benefits of Twitter <ul><li>Easy – can be done through a computer or mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Fast – short messages can be typed or spoken </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible – anyone can follow you if a public feed is created </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive – private feeds are available </li></ul>
    48. 56. Voice Over IP (VOIP)
    49. 57. Skype - Advantages & Benefits <ul><li>Free Skype to Skype voice calling </li></ul><ul><li>Free chat/IM/texting </li></ul><ul><li>Free Skype to Skype video </li></ul><ul><li>Conference calling </li></ul><ul><li>Includes long distance and overseas </li></ul>
    50. 58. Skype for Public Works
    51. 59. Online Publishing <ul><li>At least two sites now allow anyone to upload a document and publish it online for free in a digital book type format: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calameo at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issuu at </li></ul></ul>
    52. 60. Uses for Online Publishing in Public Works <ul><li>Post your standard specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Post specs for a specific project </li></ul><ul><li>Post planning documents such as comprehensive plans </li></ul><ul><li>Post annual finance reports </li></ul><ul><li>Post newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Post personnel or policy manuals </li></ul>
    53. 61. Internet Radio & Podcasts
    54. 62. Why not a Public Works Radio Station!
    55. 63. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>A Virtual World is a computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars. </li></ul><ul><li>An avatar … is a computer user's representation of himself or herself, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, a two-dimensional icon (picture) used on Internet forums and other communities… </li></ul>Source: Wikipedia
    56. 64. Number of Virtual Worlds <ul><li>The Association of Virtual Worlds listed over 250 virtual worlds in its Blue Book: A Consumer Guide to Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300 millions registered users in non-game virtual worlds. </li></ul>
    57. 65. Used with permission
    58. 66. Virtual Worlds – Second Life <ul><li>Launched 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Total residents (accounts): 14,658,562 </li></ul><ul><li>Residents logged in during last 30 days: 859,626 </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of islands owned: 22,296 </li></ul><ul><li>Total money spent in July 2008: $19,937,851L </li></ul>Source: (Aug. 7, 2008)
    59. 67. Word on the Street <ul><li>“ Virtual worlds such as Second Life will become an indispensible business tool and vital to the strategy of any company intent on reaching out to the video-game generation, one of the world's leading consultancies has said. “ </li></ul><ul><li>- Times Online, April 23, 2008 </li></ul>
    60. 68. How People are using Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul>
    61. 69. Down the Rabbit Hole…
    62. 70. Second Life Introduction Video
    63. 71. How does government use this tool?
    64. 72. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
    65. 73. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Planning </li></ul>
    66. 74. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Planning </li></ul>
    67. 75. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Design </li></ul>
    68. 76. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Construction </li></ul>
    69. 77. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul>
    70. 78. Uses Targeted at Public Works <ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul>
    71. 79. Where to go from here?
    72. 80. Where to go from here?
    73. 81. And the future? <ul><li>Networking/Web 2.0 sites replace traditional Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Research and purchase online </li></ul><ul><li>Hearings and meetings broadcast live and online </li></ul><ul><li>Global collection and storage of knowledge </li></ul>