I love politics. I love world news. It excites me. I’m a bit of a quidnunc though. I also am enamored of social media and where it will go next.
With that in mind, I have compiled a couple interesting links here for you to review regarding how government and world leaders are using social media:
1 - World leaders to get their own social network. Click here to read how “Tibco Software is expected to announce the launch of TopCom, a hyper-secure social network and video-messaging service that will be made accessible only to the top 200 members of the World Economic Forum”.
2 - The CIA now tracks social media for intelligence gathering. Click here to read how the CIA calls the information open source material and has a designated Open Source Center to track posts, hashtags, blogs and the like.
3 - Twitter is blocked in China. But click here to read how “a number of Chinese dissidents have already left homegrown social media sites, choosing to create a community on Twitter that is beyond the reach of government censorship” and are getting past the firewall.
4 -Government & Social Media Wiki page. Click here to read how “Josh Shpayher aims to help Congress, elected officials and their staffs from the Hill and around the country and the world, the media, and the public at large track who in government uses which forms of Social Media”. This is a powerful tool to track a politician’s social media use.
6 - Federal Government Guidelines for Staff Use of Social Media. Click here to read how “The rules lay out how bureaucrats should use public social networks to communicate with citizens and with each other, be it via sites like Facebook or those which allow multiple users to create and share information online”.
7 - How New York City Government Is (and Isn’t) Using Social Media. A panel discussion by City Hall on incorporating social media in NYC. Click here.
8 - How Twitter Helped the White House. Click here to read how the White House chose its latest hashtag on the economy that ended up trending worldwide within 45 minutes.
9 - The United Nations pushes NGOs (non-governmental agencies) to use social media to fight poverty. Click here to read how “The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) organized a Panel Discussion on “How NGOs can use social media to create impact and eradicate poverty”, which took place on Friday 20 January 2012 from 1:15pm to 2:45pm in conference room 6 at the United Nations North Lawn Building (NLB)”.
I would be honored if you had some links to share with me!