Weekly Round-up: May 06, 2011

This week, a lot of Social Media in Government stories came to my attention.  The first two are older, but they set the stage:

Managing the Social-Media Paradigm Shift: Ride the current, or be swept aside

Everyone who’s ears have been assaulted with talk of “paradigm shifts” can thank Thomas Kuhn, author of “The She Structure of Scientific Revolutions.”  I’ve often wondered why that phrase beguiles so many consultants and technology cheerleaders, and it’s a shame that it has, because in the glare of that overexposure, we may have blinded ourselves to some true paradigm shifts.

Weekly Round-up: April 1, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Weekly Round-up: April 8, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Managing the Shift from 'Push' to 'Pull' Information Economy

One of the two implications of the paradigm shift I wrote about was the movement from an information economy in which providers pushed out their content to one in which consumers pulled it into their feed.  This movement started with the advent of RSS feeds and has hit a high point in link shortening and sharing on Twitter and facebook.

Weekly Round-up: April 14, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

A New Corridor Open in the State Department

When Twitter launched in 2006, it would have been impossible--perhaps even irresponsible--to predict its success or the ways in which people would use the platform, shape its language, and through it, change the social media landscape.  Over time, the people who used Twitter helped identify the most valuable features (hashtags, anyone?) and its most relevant fora (conferences and

Weekly Round-up, March 25, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Weekly Round-up - March 18, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


Weekly Round-up: March 11, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda


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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