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Social Media: The New Face of Disaster Response [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media: The New Face of Disaster Response [INFOGRAPHIC] | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, social platforms have altered the way people see and act in response to natural phenomenon, and the world as a whole.
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Social Media in Government: Information Dissemination

Social Media in Government: Information Dissemination | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
“Information Dissemination” is the second in a series of articles about how governments are embracing social media.

Via Ali A. Sabkar
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Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

Anyone who has sat through a community planning meeting knows--well, they’re not always exciting, and not always terribly involving. The traditional civic decision-making process can be a turn-off, even if you care deeply about the issues involved.

The goal of PlanIt--a game built around local issues that’s now been played in several cities--is to engage people more, challenge them for their thoughts, and bring new residents into the process.

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Open Data as Tool to Hold Government Leaders Accountable

Open Data as Tool to Hold Government Leaders Accountable | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

According to California Forward, “the public seeks transparency not for the sake of transparency, but as a tool to hold their leaders accountable to results. Conversely, governments may pursue openness as a means to increase efficiency by promoting inclusion and civic participation, which in turn fosters innovation. Citizens want to know their tax dollars are being spent wisely and officials want to restore the public’s faith in government.”

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How the African diaspora is using social media to influence development

How the African diaspora is using social media to influence development | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

Something transformational has been happening online: African voices have begun populating social media, quickly becoming the undisputed champions of development punditry. No longer are we faced with what the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie called "the danger of a single story". Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are bringing African voices and new, varied narratives to the forefront. And, what's even more remarkable, is that these online platforms are not being used for simple pontification and acerbic commentary (although there's a fair bit of that as well). These tools are also being used to replace staid development paradigms, by organising and developing African-driven institutions.

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How is social media changing politics?

How is social media changing politics? | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

Social media can be something of a double-edged sword for politicians. Obviously, here at Debating Europe we rely heavily on social media, so we want to encourage European policy-makers and citizens to take to this form of communication with enthusiasm. However, for every President Obama breaking records with his bazillions of followers, there are thousands of examples of politicians very publicly falling flat on their digital faces.

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Survey: Users trust social media as news source

Survey: Users trust social media as news source | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
Voter trust in political information from Facebook, Twitter and other social media services is now on par with that in traditional news sources, according to a new survey shared with POLITICO.
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No wonder as more and more political leaders are jumping the social media bandwagon (75% of the world’s heads of state have a presence on Twitter).


What could be a surprise (trust social media as news source) is not really one, as the speed in which incorrect information gets noticed and moderated on social networks is faster than on any other traditional channels, because social networks are built on rea-time, rela-life friendship and connections...

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Report: Government Must Speed Up on Social Media #connectedgov

Report: Government Must Speed Up on Social Media #connectedgov | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

A new report by the Partnership for Public Service said the federal government must move faster to embrace social media because it's "not just a passing trend" but an important mechanism for advancing government effectiveness.

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Good case studies in the report, check it out :)

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Study: 75 Percent Of The World’s Heads Of State Are Now On Twitter

Study: 75 Percent Of The World’s Heads Of State Are Now On Twitter | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
You know how some naysayers still like to dismiss Twitter as nothing more than a time wasting website where people talk about the sandwich they're eating? Here's another rebuttal for them.
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Crowdvoice provides realtime curation of protest social media (Wired UK)

Crowdvoice provides realtime curation of protest social media (Wired UK) | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
Crowdvoice, a site developed by Mideast Youth, is a platform that lets people curate content from across the web, creating a single place to go to for updates on breaking protest news...
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UAE paves way for eTransformation

UAE paves way for eTransformation | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
Infrastructure and legal framework for seamless online services being expedited...
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GCC Social Media Summit surpasses expectations as leaders vow to turn vision into action | Streamline Marketing

GCC Social Media Summit surpasses expectations as leaders vow to turn vision into action | Streamline Marketing | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

Consensus among analysts and attendants is that the summit exceeded expectations - both in its scope of ideas and its scope of participants - thus cementing its status as the region's foremost congregation of thought leaders in social media.

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More Government Employees Using Social Networks for Advice and Advancement - GovLoop - Knowledge Network for Government

More Government Employees Using Social Networks for Advice and Advancement - GovLoop - Knowledge Network for Government | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

How government employees were leveraging online networks to improve their performance and achieve professional advancement

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Once Wary GCC Governments Warm to Social Media

Once Wary GCC Governments Warm to Social Media | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
The extent to which social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have played a role in the political events shaping the Arab World since 2011 is still subject to debate, but some of the region's governments that appeared at first to be...
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The Government Leader's Guide To Social Media

The Government Leader's Guide To Social Media | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

If you work in government, be prepared to lose control. If you don't go out and meet social media head-on, it will happen anyway, all around you. Loosen your tie and get ready to tweet, post your status and respond to posts from the voters.


That's essentially the prescription of the Social Media in the Public Sector Field Guide by Ines Mergel and Bill Greeves. "To be clear, we are not suggesting a three-ring, no-holds-barred circus act at your service counters," the authors write, recommending "an innovative yet measured approach" to taking advantage of what social media has to offer. Their field guide provides a grand tour of the essential characteristics of social media and the most important sites and formats, along with details on government-specific concerns related to records retention, disclaimers and comment policies.

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The Future of Digital Diplomacy: An Interview With Alec Ross

The Future of Digital Diplomacy: An Interview With Alec Ross | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
Alec Ross, the State Department's first Senior Advisor for Innovation, is leaving after four years of spearheading the department's lunge into the future.
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Social Media: Pulse of the Planet?

Social Media: Pulse of the Planet? | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
In 2010, Hillary Clinton described social media as a new nervous system for our planet. So can the pulse of the planet be captured by looking at social media activity?
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Power to the people: Crowdsourcing in politics

Power to the people: Crowdsourcing in politics | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

Political discourse has changed with the rise of social media, as it did when Calvin Coolidge gave the first presidential radio address in 1923 and again when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon shared the screen during the first televised presidential debate in 1960.


Never before have political leaders been able to converse so immediately and directly with the unwashed masses (aside from handshaking and baby-kissing on the campaign trail). Today, elected officials and media outlets use social media accounts and interactive Web tools to solicit suggestions on important policy issues.


So how has Internet crowdsourcing changed political discourse?

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How Brands And Personal Responsibility Are Trumping Politics

How Brands And Personal Responsibility Are Trumping Politics | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

We don’t need a survey to tell us that Americans have largely lost faith in the political system. But according to a study from global communications group Havas Worldwide, that political apathy extends across the globe. Increasingly, people are filling the hole where their faith in government used to be (or maybe never was) with social media, a respect for good citizenship, and socially-minded businesses.

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Interestingly enough, respondents in emerging markets agree with the statement "Social media gives ordinary people an extraordinary ability to influence others and create personal change" at a much higher rate (68%) than respondents in developed markets (49%).

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The Indian government is finally taking social media seriously

The Indian government is finally taking social media seriously | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
At first, the government ignored the presence of this class of citizenry which bonded online and then took to the streets. But lately, it has admitted that there is no escaping social media.
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Governments will have to start listening to what citizens are sharing on social networks. Many governments has developed or implemented software and processes to monitor citizens' social media conversations. Here is an article we recently shared about the Australian government doing so.

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Using Social Media to Enhance Situational Awareness

Using Social Media to Enhance Situational Awareness | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
Listening to relevant posts from the public on social media platforms helps governments drive action and respond to emergencies.
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More and more citizens share straight from their mobile what they see "live" - in real time - creating situational information which governments, local municipalities and agencies could closely monitor to tackle potential problems and/or get meaningful insights.

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Sky News: Govt to monitor social media

Sky News: Govt to monitor social media | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
The Australian government is developing new software to monitor citizens' social media conversations.

The purpose of one tool, called Emergency Situational Awareness (ESA), is to give emergency services early warning about disasters.

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5 tips for social government success

5 tips for social government success | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
Social media isn't optional, but agencies are still learning how to use it well. Here are some winning strategies.
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Finland’s Next Laws To Emerge From Online Crowdsourced Proposals

Finland’s Next Laws To Emerge From Online Crowdsourced Proposals | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it

Finland now allows citizens to propose new laws online, and if an initiative gathers enough votes, the government must vote on it.

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Thanks to social media, Arabs become more tolerant

Thanks to social media, Arabs become more tolerant | Citizen Engagement | Scoop.it
The use of social media websites, such as Twitter and Facebook, has made internet users in the Arab world “more open and tolerant of other people’s points of view,” a recent study has revealed.
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