I think many New York State agencies can benefit from using location based social media tools. For example, SCVNGR (http://www.scvngr.com/) is like Foursquare in the fact that users check in to locations and can see their friends. However, it differs in that people can earn points by finishing challenges and completing treks (where people visit multiple locations). Also, unlike Foursquare, SCVNGR is looking to help out ...more »
Social Media / Networking
Do you think that a second-life like virtural world for CIO-OFT employees would foster more internal participation in internal communication, and expression and generation of internal ideas?
Hello, as part of a community Health Information Exchange social media project, we've created a New York Statewide Virtual World in SecondLife (http://www.secondlife.com). Would be interested in demonstrating/collaborating/sharing our project as it might fit with the Empire2.0 intiative. We are planning to open in SecondLife in mid-july.
As social networking continues to gain in importance as a tool for employees to connect and collaborate, there appears to be a clear divide developing between those who are permitted access to these tools by their agency and those who aren't. I attended a recent meeting of a number of agencies, and through a show of hands there was a roughly 50-50 split between those permitted access and those denied. As the State continues ...more »
In listening to Melodie Mayberry-Stewart talk about the Twitter account that posts updates about Niagara Bridges, the question came up about the risk involved in encouraging drivers to read twitter feeds as they drive across the Niagara bridges. One thinks they may be looking at these BEFORE leaving, but then some may not. My idea is to also have the electronic road signs subscribe to these feeds thereby providing a ...more »
One problem I face on a local level is the availability of Facebook on the county network. Many times govt. IT departments will not allow access to social networking sites due to the potential for abuse, i.e. time wasting. "Linked In" seems to be an exception due to it's business like status. (Don't tell the network admins. that's it's really a social network, please...) Twitter still works, perhaps because of the ...more »