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.



 

Listen using the player above and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher so you can take it with you.

SHOW NOTES

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:

LIKE WHAT YOU ARE HEARING?

We’d appreciate your help in spreading the word about the GovTech Social podcast. Tell a friend. Share this episode on your social graph. And write a review on iTunes.

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.
Special Projects
Sponsored Articles
  • Sponsored
    How state and local government transportation and transit agencies can enable digital transformation in six key areas to improve traveler experience.
  • Sponsored
    The latest 2020 State CIO Survey by NASCIO reveals that CIOs are doubling down on digital government services, cloud, budget control and fiscal management, and data management and analytics among their top priorities.
  • Sponsored
    Plagiarism can cause challenges in all sectors of society, including government organizations. To combat plagiarism in government documents such as grants, reports, reviews and legal documents, government organizations will find iThenticate to be an effective yet easy-to-use tool in their arsenal.
  • Sponsored
    The US commercial sector, which includes public street illumination, used 141 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity for lighting in 2019. At the national average cost of 11.07 cents per kilowatt-hour, this usage equates to a national street energy cost of $15.6 billion a year.