Re: Social Media Project Task


A very good source on Social Media use by governments woul be the site.

Also important, the rules of engagement for Public personel. Here are some 
useful links:

I could (if you are interested) send you several governement studies on 
the subject. Just drop me a line.

Yours Truly,

Pierre-Antoine Ferron
B.A., D.A.P., M.A.P.
Strategic Planning Advisor
IT Department
City of Montréal
801 Brennan, 9e étage
Montréal, QC, Canada
H3C 0G4
514 868-4017

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   Chris Beer <> 
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2009-12-14 04:29

Brian Gryth <>
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Re: Social Media Project Task

Hi Brian

The Social Media project as stated is something that I think really needs 
to be done - the fact is that there is a lot of policy as well as 
technology and practicalities that any .gov entity moving into the SM 
space will want hard direction on - such as an IG note.

But you're right - we should practise what we preach. I think it's a 
brilliant idea, especially given the state of our case studies page :) And 
it could almost be it's own project. The problem with utilising it as a 
method for case study is the W3C is not a government organisation, and 
ultimately, we don't face, and unless simulated (on which bias could be 
called) can't really convey the issues faced by governments. While I think 
it will have merit as a case study into how collaboration can work (W3C is 
collaboratively driven after all, and a case study of the formulation of 
any W3C official document would work equally as well), what we really need 
are case studies from within the .gov.* sphere.

My two cents :)


Chris Beer
Canberra, Australia

Brian Gryth wrote: 
Hello all,
I wanted to flush out an idea before proposing/posting it to the project 
wiki page.
One of the projects this group has identified regards the use of social 
media tools by government entities.
The projects wiki pages states that the IG will augment work that has 
already been done by other groups by including the IGs "international, 
standards-based perspective" in the discussion.  (Which could be useful if 
we would say anything different or new).  As stated on the project page, 
the work product to be generated would be a W3C Interest Group Note.  If 
this is the desired outcome of the group, I think that it will be fine and 
will added to the discourse.
Alternatively, I would like to suggest that the social media project be a 
practical experiment that generates a use case of how the IG utilized 
social media tools for the outreach and education aspect of the second 
charter.  I believe that social media is augment to an agency’s or 
organizations work.  So I suggest that we use the social media project as 
a method to augment the OGD and LGD projects and as a way to distribute 
the demos and other materials produced by the group.  All of those efforts 
can lead to a use case for how to use social media by a organization.
Please comment as I would like to hear the thoughts of others.

Brian Peltola Gryth
715 Logan street
Denver, CO 80203

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