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NSFG - Not Safe for Government

NSFG is about applied innovation in state, city, and county government. It focuses on things that may appear to be not safe for government but really only sound dangerous - and can put the good back into public good. Bureaucracies resist the new, different, and disruptive. But the intractable problems and tired old processes of government need them. And citizens expect them. NSFG's origins can be traced back to the GovTech Social podcast, which focused on the community of Govies - that is, social media practitioners in state and local government - with tips and tricks for going social in public regarding platforms, policy and practices.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 9, 2016

The winner of the GovTech Social's Your Question could be Your Ticket scholarship to the second annual Government Social Media Conference asked a particularly important one - what are the best metrics for use in monitoring and evaluation social media programs in government.  The podcast regulars trace the evolution of social metrics and provide context for making choices.

They also debrief with GSMCON creator Kristy Dalton on this year's conference and how she measures success.

GovTech Social cohost and Government Technology staff writer Eyragon Eidam previews a story on one sheriff's office success using collective engagement.

Details are in the show notes at govtech.social

Apr 3, 2016

Podcast regulars Dustin Haisler, Paul Taylor, Anil Chawla and Eyragon Eidam announce the winner of the #GovTechSocial contest for a scholarship to the second annual Government Social Media Conference in Reno, NV and preview GSMCON2016.  They also discuss the social media lessons to be learned from another contest - the British governments naming of a $287 million polar research ship.  The Internet's choice - Boaty McBoatface - is the latest in a (proud?) tradition of trolling government online.

The hosts also explore the unique use case of BART.  The Bay Area transit agency flipped rider complaints about late and broken trains to draw attention to a system-wide crisis.

Also on this episode, using Twitter to predict activism, protesting, and likelihood to vote for this or that presidential candidate.

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