By ‘we’ I mean government in general. What the heck is twitter?
It’s ‘micro-blogging’ and it’s getting traction. Check out this short post by Joshua Bullock at sumtingnu. You can also see what he’s up to during the day (via Twitter) here:
Want to start? Go to twitter.com.
So how can it help government? Some ideas are:
- Getting a person to twitter about their workday for education (e.g., what is a fireman’s day like?)
- Fast collaboration (e.g., what are the members of my team doing today?)
- Digging people out of the woodwork to help you do your job (In Joshua’s experience, he’s already run into several new Web tools and resources from people responding to his ‘tweets’ (a Twitter post…yeah, I know…).
- Jeff Davis suggests epetitions.
Hmm..odd sidenote….who actually wrote this article? I’ve got two people claiming credit for it I think:
[Note: the folks at FGI cleared up for…same person..just cross posted…see the comments]