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Podcast: Social Media Lessons from Donald Trump, Twitter Breaks the 140-Character Cap

The GovTech Social podcast goes on location at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento with a lively discussion of where government social media is going, and the intersection of social media and open data.

by , / August 14, 2015
Celebrity businessman and candidate for the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump knows how to attract attention, often tweeting insults well into the night. The GovTech Social podcast panelists consider the question, what have we learned? Flickr/Gage Skidmore

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Recorded in front of a live audience at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento, this episode features the nonprofit Civic Consulting's Jeremy Goldberg (@jeremymgoldberg) and Splunk4Good's Corey Marshall (@coreyamarshall), who previously served in local government in San Jose and San Francisco respectively. 

In a wide-ranging discussion, regulars Anil Chawla (ArchiveSocial @anilchawla), Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs @dustinhaisler) and Paul Taylor (Govtech @pwtaylor) unpack social media as "just another" data source for government, decode the social messaging of The Donald, and take on the sticky issues of going social -- including security and privacy.


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Paul W. Taylor Contributing Writer

Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.

Dustin Haisler Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic Inc.

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology'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. Read his full bio.

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