September 26, 2012 By Kristy Fifelski
Most videos produced by government agencies don't get many views. How can we make them go viral?
Government Technology’s Kristy Fifelski – known in the IT industry as GovGirl -- talks with the creators of a new video parody of the popular Call Me Maybe music video. The San Francisco City Attorney’s version, Pay Me Maybe, was produced to publicize a hotline number to call for information on repayment eligibility of payday loans from a recent court ruling.
GovGirl chats via Google Hangout with Jen Drake, deputy director of community relations for the San Francisco Attorney’s Office; and Luke Stowe, Web communication specialist for Evanston, Ill.
September 19, 2012 By Jessica Mulholland
Last Thursday, e.Republic's new Media Director Kristy Fifelski, better known as GovGirl, took a trip to the 2012 Best of the Web Awards in San Francisco -- where the best of the best in goverment were honored for their dedication to innovation, usability and maximum functionality for users.
The Best of the Web is a joint endeavor of Government Technology & the Center for Digital Government.
September 13, 2012 By Kristy Fifelski
I've joined e.Republic as its New Media Director! We're going to expand and continue GovGirl and keep posting videos showing the fun side of government. Keep an eye on http://GovTech.com and http://YouTube.com/GovGirlBlog for more!
July 9, 2012 By Kristy Fifelski
With campaign season in full swing, this video is for public officials and political office candidates. In "A Politician's Guide to Social Media", Kristy shares several tips on using social media in the political space. She mentions former Rep. Andrew Weiner, Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Politwoops and more.
These tips simply show you some basic ideas - there are so many additional ways to take it further and optimize your social media presence. Have fun and enjoy the journey!
March 7, 2012 By Kristy Fifelski
This video highlights some favorite YouTube channels focused on government innovation. "GovGirl" Kristy from http://GovGirl.com covers Gov2 TV hosted by Walter Schwabe, GovFreshTV by Luke Fretwell, AshInstitute by the Harvard Kennedy School and the GovInnovator channel by Andy Feldman.
Videos posted on these channels are helpful for both government employees and citizens! Watch Kristy's video:
Kristy is known as "GovGirl" in the government technology industry. She is a former city government web manager who has a passion for social media, technology and the lighter side of government life.
Catch weekly GovGirl videos here on GovTech and follow hashtag #GovGirl on Twitter for more conversation.
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