Weekly Round-up: April 13, 2012

  • Collaborative Consumption.  The Sharing Economy has come to government, at least in the form of car sharing.  Alex Howard has a great article that not only details two cities' experiences in car sharing (Boston and DC), but has some great links to other resources on the general topic of collaborative consumption.

Weekly Round-up: March 30, 2012

Mobility means many things. GOV.Aol has three pieces on mobility: first, a reprint of a FedInsider article argues that in addition to thinking about hardware (all those shiny new iPads), agencies need to be thinking about the applications they'll deploy on them. The next two articles are about (guess what?) mobile apps. And both articles are about mobility--automobility, that is. Here's one about parking apps and here's one about gas milage. The State of Things.

Weekly Round-up: March 09, 2012

  • The Necessity of Government Digital Service. From across the pond comes this blog post by Carl Haggerty, "Does local government need a local government digital service?"  Though the post (as its name implies) focuses squarely on local government, the lessons are applicable to all levels of government, and the answer to the title's question, as one would guess, is a ringing affirmative.

Weekly Round-up: March 01, 2012

It's spring (meteorologically), when many people are thinking about getting engaged.  By which I mean: citizen engagement, employee engagement, and engagement in and through social media.

Weekly Round-up: February 24, 2012

Weekly Round-up: February 17, 2012

This week was Social Media Week around the world, and here in DC we participated in Gov 2.0 style.  To start things off:

Weekly Round-up: March 01, 2012

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of February 27, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

It's spring (meteorologically), when many people are thinking about getting engaged.  By which I mean: citizen engagement, employee engagement, and engagement in and through social media.

Weekly Round-up: March 09, 2012

Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of March 05, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up: March 16, 2012

Articles from across the Web we found interesting, the week of March 11, 2012

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Keeping Our Hats in Separate Boxes: How We Manage Our Civic, Personal, and Professional Online Lives

Different sites-with different approaches to online identity-help us manage our personal, professional, and civic lives online.

Recently, I was in an auditorium waiting for a distinguished lecturer.  He came out to a standing ovation, and when everyone was seated, said: “Your applause is humbling; an hour ago my 14-year old daughter told me in no uncertain terms that I was cruel, unreasonable, and didn’t know anything about anything.”

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Innovation Fellow, Emeritus
IBM Center for The Business of Government
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Gadi Ben-Yehuda was our Innovation Fellow for the Center for The Business of Government. In the five years that Mr. Ben-Yehuda was with the Center, he was a speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Department, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and other agencies. He also delivered presentations both nationally and internationally, at SxSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, the Global eGovernment Forum in Seoul, South Korea, and conferences in venues ranging from Washington, DC, to New York City, and Las Vegas, NV, to Burlington, VT. He was a prolific writer, with articles appearing on the Center’s blog, in Government Executive and Fast CoExist. He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine. Mr. Ben-Yehuda has worked on the Web since 1994, when he received an email from Maya Angelou through his first Web site. He has an MFA in poetry from American University, has taught writing at Howard University, and has worked in Washington, DC, for nonprofits, lobbying organizations, Fleishman-Hillard Global Communications, and Al Gore's presidential campaign. Prior to his current position, Gadi was was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Additionally, Gadi has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers, including Marines at the Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, DC. Gadi is also a member of ACT-IAC.

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