June 8, 2007

DMD presentation: The case for social media in state government

Filed under: Government, blogging — kirk @ 6:31 am

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to share some of the information I got from the Social Media Summit I attended this past April. The group is the Digital Media Developers group or DMD. This group is made up of Web developers for government (primarily state agencies). They share ideas on how to make online government in Missouri more effective.

I’ve linked a copy of my presentation as a PowerPoint file and as a PDF. I don’t have notes written in the slides. However, if folks think that would be helpful, let me know and I’ll rework this presentation into a more stand-alone file you could edit and use.

Many of things I mentioned in the presentation are things I’ve discussed in more detail in posts here. To see what information I have on social media and government, try out the ‘blogging‘ and ‘state government‘ categories here. I have examples of what other states are doing and also examples of policies companies have developed to cover blogging.

You can also find links to sites dealing with egovernment in my account. If you also use and organize links related to egovernment, let me know. I’d be keen to subscribe and see what you’re finding.

I think we’re all still figuring out the best way to use social media in state government in Missouri. Lottery is testing the waters with a blog they recently launched. One conservation employee, David Thorne, is also using a blog to provide the public with information he usually provides in presentations.

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  1. Kirk,

    Nice post. I should introduce you to the world of civil servant bloggers that is slowly growing. Sites you should know about (if you don’t already!)

    Colin McKay and others in Canada -

    My site (also in Canada) -

    Several (quasi-anonymous) Canadian civil servants -

    Jason Ryan in New Zealand -

    Keep in touch!


    Comment by Ian Ketcheson — June 8, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  2. Loved your Powerpoint, Kurt. Wish I could’ve gone to the summit. I find those type of meetings very helpful.

    Comment by Matt hiebert — August 20, 2008 @ 9:36 am

  3. Oops. I meant “Kirk.” Sorry!

    Comment by Matt hiebert — August 20, 2008 @ 9:37 am

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