Public sector subscriptions – 5 myths busted

By Dave Worsell, Director, Government Solutions, GovDelivery UK We live in the “Information Age”.  We clamour for information. We want it now in bite-sized, personalised chunks.  We demand it in the format we want, on the device we want, when we want it…often before we even know we want it. More, more, more… Amazon sees… Read more »


5 Tips on a Website Redesign

By Steve Ressler, GovLoop Founder Last week GovLoop, the online knowledge network for government employees, launched a redesign where we redesigned our home page and launched 7 new sub-communities. The purpose of the change was to increase the overall readability of the site and organization of the site.   We had been hearing from our… Read more »


5 Discussion Topics to Drive Activity in Your Online Community

Do you know the biggest killer for an online community? Yep, that’s right. It’s boorrrriinnnggg. So how do you keep a community alive? Good discussions. Here are five fail safe discussion threads to keep the fire burning. These are some of the most popular discussion topics on GovLoop, an online community of 53,650 members, boasting… Read more »


Sift Through Big Data to Find Real Insight

There is a ton of talk today about “big” data.  The concept comes from our ever increasing ability to collect, store, and manage larger and larger datasets full of vast amounts of information – customer information, habits, purchasing patterns, social media visits, and so on.  Unfortunately, I think many private and public organizations have become… Read more »


12 Cool Social Media Stats, Tools, and Books Not to Miss – Part 2

You can get caught up the first six cool social media stats, tool, and books here. I searched high and low, near and far to bring you the next set. Enjoy! Cool Find #7: 15 Commandments for Government Agencies on Twitter Guide. Shameless plug for my amazing GovLoop co-workers, but this guide “Thou Shalt Tweet”… Read more »


16 Communication Tips to Live By

Want to rise up? Have a healthy, long, fulfilling career? Be a good communicator. All the brains, money, and effort isn’t enough if you can’t represent yourself well over your life. I just read this wonderful article on the Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of 2011 and from it distilled 16 communication tips to live… Read more »


Video: Steve Ressler talks social media successes in goverment

Steve Ressler, founder of Govloop, the social network for government employees and professionals, sat down with us to talk about some social media successes in government and how you might be able to replicate that success. Hear what he has to say about government agencies and departments using social media today: Have you seen any… Read more »


Twitter enhancements: 3 ways to increase your True Reach

This is the second part of a two-part series on the new Twitter enhancements. If you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here. The new Twitter enhancements can really broaden your reach and deepen your engagement by increasing your follower base and interacting more easily with followers. Why is this important you… Read more »


CityCamp MN: It’s all about social media

A couple weeks ago, I attended the first Minnesota CityCamp, hosted by e-democracy.org and the Public and Non-Profit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School (University of Minnesota). With more than 150 attendees, this unconference’s theme – “Community 2.0” – was clearly one that spoke to people. Though the unconference was held in Minneapolis, some participants… Read more »


StumbleUpon: More Compelling Statistics

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog entry about StumbleUpon – what it is (social bookmarking tool), what it does (drives website traffic), and why you should probably know about it (the tool doubled its user base to 20 million in less than two years). StumbleUpon recently worked with a data visualization/visual content… Read more »