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Podcast: Be Like Boston — Leverage Memes, Policy, Infrastructure for Effective Social Media

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.


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Media Cause’s Lindsay Crudele joins regulars Dustin Haisler, Paul Taylor, Anil Chawla and Eyragon Eidam to discuss Boston's social media practices. Crudele was present when the city first embraced social media. In the years since, that original social stance — informed by clear policy and solid infrastructure — has served the city well through tragedy, celebration and more than a few snowstorms. Crudele is now on a campaign to help others evolve their social practices from just posting to integrating social into the life of the city.

Lindsay has just penned an introduction to her new work, having just launched a DOTGOV practice for the public sphere.

Plus, on The Week in Tweet, we discuss Boston's Be Like Sebastian meme and the implications of Facebook's reaction buttons for government social media. 

Also, here is the playlist for this all-Boston episode of GovTech Social:


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Paul W. Taylor is the Executive Editor at E.Republic and of its flagship titles - Government Technology and Governing.
Dustin Haisler is the chief innovation officer of Emergency Management’s parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As chief innovation officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector.