Blog ideas

So many ideas have bounced in and out of my head recently … including an idea I heard from Jeff Jarvis today at the gov’t web managers conference: life is beta.

Basically, it means don’t wait for perfection – just get something out there.

So here’s my running list of stuff I’d like to expand on at some point:

  • Why social media and gov’t is exploding at this particular moment in history (confluence of politics (politicians plus transparency groups), technology, and society)
  • How to talk to bosses about social media
  • How to talk to attorneys about social media
  • Where I hope we’re going with social media in gov’t
  • Sharing stories that amaze me about online communities I’ve been part of, particularly on my photography site, where we’ve bought cameras for people, sent flowers to people in the hospital, and donated thousands of dollars to charities
  • How my varied interests in rockclimbing, SCUBA diving, camping/hiking, and photography led me to social media
  • The incredible changes that have happened even in the last 6 months in gov’t attitudes and use of social media (and in non-gov’t people’s attitudes towards those of us in gov’t)
  • An expert is …

I’ll keep adding to this list and, with luck, find time to remove things and actually write about them!

Got any suggestions?


2 Responses to “Blog ideas”

  1. 1 CBDawson April 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    How about: social media in the context of gov science and(or) environmental regulation. How can it (or, can it) increase transparency, understanding, and public access to science and environmental information? What role could it play for the scientific and regulated communities, who aren’t necessarily using these tools in significant numbers in a professional capacity at this stage?

  2. 2 Roberta Croll May 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Could you share what you learned from others about searching for internet mentions of their agencies.


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