Weekly Round-up: June 17. 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up - May 13, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Social Media for Government 101 - Course Description with Reading List

A few months ago, I was approached by a university and asked if I could teach a Social Media class.  Though I have not committed to teaching the class (those of you who grade papers will know why), I have put together a rough outline of what I'd like to cover, how I'd structure the class and what texts I'd like to assign.  Below is that course description.  

Next week, I'll share the writing assignments and other hands-on elements the class would encompass.


Social Media in Government


Weekly Round-up: May 20, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

This week, my mind turns to physics and questions of energy and matter.

Paradigm Shift #2 - from Centralized to Distributed Knowledge Management

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the shift from a 'push' to a 'pull' information economy.  The same forces are also changing the nature of knowledge management (KM) - replacing a model in which KM was an activity that was centralized in terms of time, personnel, and location, to a highly distributed activity.

Weekly Round-up: May 27, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Weekly Round-up: April 27, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Is on vacation this week.  Still, I couldn't help but notice a much-tweeted article on the State Department's new internal social networking site.


John Kamensky


Corridor's Success Metrics

Last week, I wrote about Corridor, the State Department's new internal social networking portal.  This week, I want to examine some ways that its administrators can illustrate to their leadership that their investment in Corridor is returning results.  Here are the top four metrics I think they should look at:

Weekly Round-up: April 29, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Peering down the Corridor: The New Social Network's Features and Their Uses

Previously, I've written about State's new internal-only social media portal, Corridor, and some of the ways its administrators can measure its success.


Innovation Fellow, Emeritus
IBM Center for The Business of Government
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Washington, DC 20005
United States

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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