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Transcript of dlc 2009
short for weblog
a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption
to comment or not to comment?
"weblogs can perform a valuable function as critical disseminators of pertinent information"
"weblogs invite participation"
"weblogs promote media literacy... provide alternate points of view"
starting a blog
a few open source choices
types of blogs
what are social networking sites?
Social networking sites are websites that connect people. In these online communities, people can join (for free) and at a minimum, establish a page with their profile.
potential uses of social networks by government (or anyone else)
Public social networking sites can be used to further promote government information and services.
Public social networking sites can also be used for recruitment. Agencies could advertise jobs and answer questions about jobs on sites
Public social networking sites are a great way to announce events.
Social networking sites with government partners can help achieve a government's mission.
Interagency and intergovernmental social networking sites can promote cooperation across government.
Marc Zucker and 3
create social network:
changes name to
high schools & groups
author of a blog
launch of wikipedia
myspace is founded
What is Facebook?
Personal Profiles have "Friends"
Groups have "Members"
Pages have "Fans"
12 Million Users
50 Million Users
What does this have to do
with Depository Libraries?
300 Million Users
"Take the message to
where the people are"
*Gather citizens input
*Link to government YouTube *videos; PSA’s
*Share other contact information; *web sites, phone and other 2.0
Facebook and Government
Everyone over 13 years old
What Are You Doing?
Start the conversation
Keep followers informed
Earthquake in Samoa
2008 Presidential Election
Reps and Senators
House and Senate Floor Updates
CDC Health Updates
Cool Info from NASA
Nat'l Archives Doc of the Day
State Dept Briefing Notes
USAF Band Updates
LOC Events & Materials
Naval War College Updates
Free Federal Education Sources
Imitation Pages, just like web pages
Some say it’s “Big Brother” watching them
Government participation is in Early stages
hard to find pages with Facebook search
government & social networks
combining them all