April 23, 2012 •
Here is the latest news about government technology and social media:
“This Week in Tech: House boots up ‘cyber week’” by Brendan Sasso and Andrew Feinberg in The Hill.
NCSL is hosting its “Social Media Policies for State Legislatures” webinar on April 27.
Nextgov gives us a sneak preview of their forthcoming new website!
Here is a link to The New York Times Election 2012 App for iPhone and Android. Their site gives this description:
“News, opinion, polls and live election night results. From The Times and other top sources around the Web. It’s the best campaign coverage anywhere, all in one app.”
District of Columbia: “Hackers Shut Down District of Columbia Government Website” by Nikita Stewart in The Washington Post.
Iowa: “Iowa lawmakers go on camera to deliver updates” by James Q. Lynch in the Quad-City Times.
January 11, 2012 •
Here are two recent articles that give us an inside look into a pair of government citizen-engagement projects.
- “Fewer online petitions posted to We the People website” by Joseph Marks on Nextgov.com.
- “Most Data.gov apps are built by government, not the public” by Joseph Marks on Nextgov.com.
October 4, 2011 •
Rated from “flop to Angry Birds”
Business experts gave their evaluation of the effectiveness of government apps in Nextgov.com’s article “Government apps: Learning from industry” by Joseph Marks. The article highlights some apps you may not have heard of – an informational app from the Smithsonian, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder app from the Veterans Administration, and a baby naming app from the Census Bureau, and many others.
Marks discusses the experts’ criteria for their grading, the growth of government use of mobile apps, and some current trends to watch.
Here is an interactive infographic showing the results of the grading.
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