Post by: Kim Stephens
I want to bring attention today to a fantastic resource. This is not a blog post per se, but rather a link to GovDelivery’s Social Media Visionary Kit. The “kit” includes video’s of presentations from Adam Connor, Steve Ressler, and David Kirkpatrick. Adam is the Associate Manager of Public Policy for Facebook and he provides 10 great tips for using social media for government. He addresses many topics including the “L” word–liability. The other two videos are from Steve Ressler, the co-founder of GovLoop and David Kirkpatrick, the author of “The Facebook Effect”.
Here is another article about the 10 tips Mr. Connor addresses: “Facebook’s Top 10 for Government“. My favorite tip is actually a resource list for government agencies.
Resources for Government:
- “State & Local governments. Facebook provides an amended set of terms for State & Local government pages. View them here.
- Security with DTM-09-026. The Department of Defense (DoD) outlines their policy and guidelines for the effective use of social networking. This DTM applies to all agencies within the DoD. If Facebook is blocked for your agency, this will [give you ammunition to get it unblocked. If the USArmy allows access, why not our agency?] .
- Archiving capabilities. There isn’t an archiving tool within Facebook, but Adam offered up two options:Backupify, which backs up and restores data from popular online services (Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and Nextpoint, which develops “cloud-based technology for legal and compliance needs.”
- Interagency cooperation. Government agencies and organizations should remember that interagency cooperation on social networks can reap great rewards. Like with the unique GovDelivery Network, which allows different agencies and organizations to cross-promote their content and subscriptions to broaden their reach, interagency cooperation on social networks can help your agency increase its effectiveness.”
Here is the presentation from slideshare: