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June 8, 2007

Someone in your agency is already blogging

Filed under: Government, blogging — kirk @ 8:07 pm

Ian Ketcheson was kind enough to recently visit my blog. He works for the Canadian government and researches things such as the impact of blogging on how government agencies communicate with the public.

In a relatively recent post, Ian examines what impact Facebook already is making on Canadian government. Here are some observations he’s made thus far:

  • Most federal departments have approximately 50 to 150 employees who self-identify as employees.
  • There are groups of employees for most government departments, and most of these groups contain the departmental logo and links to the website.
  • One department has a network of over 700 employees online.
  • Some statements on some groups could be seen as inappropriate.

If you searched through Facebook, what would you find? Is your agency already being represented in the blogosphere by your employees?

This is one of many posts Ian has on government and social media. I’m adding his site to my blogroll. His stuff is quite useful.

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks! Keep in touch.

    Comment by Ian Ketcheson — June 8, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

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