Web 2.0 - Answering your Questions

Session Overview
Presented by The NYS Forum Emerging Technologies Work Group

This past year we have seen tremendous growth in adoption and the plan to adopt Web 2.0 tools in the public sector. We know of over 20 New York state and municipal organizations currently using the Web 2.0 tools for enhancing communications and collaboration. The March 2010 Emerging Technologies session focused on the benefits of Web 2.0. This session will focus on the questions we have received from you, The NYS Forum community.

This seminar will include:

  • A presentation from The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) on the CTG Social Media Project findings
  • A panel comprised of agency representatives experienced with Web 2.0 tools
  • Q&A period with the panel
  • AND, we have set aside time at the end of the session for you to have the opportunity to exchange information with the other attendees

Panelists

  • Kathleen Moorhead, Project Manager, NYS Education Department
  • Joanne Razzano, Senior Public Information Specialist, NYS Higher Education Services
  • NYS Forum Accessibility Work Group Co-Chair, Estelle Council, NYS Parolez
  • Jessica Harrison, Social Media Coordinator, NYS Department of Labor
  • Derek Werthmuller, Director of Technology Services, CTG
  • Jana Hrdinova, Program Associate, CTG
  • Natalie Helbig, Program Associate, CTG

Presenters

Presentation

Note: Presentation link below open in a new window.

Facebook pages

The NYS Forum Facebook 'Favorite Pages' section includes the government sites we are currently aware of. Please appraise us of any others and we will include them.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Albany-NY/The-NYS-Forum-Inc/110915512276910

HESC
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Albany-NY/New-York-Student-Financial-Aid/158487878772

NYS CIO/OFT
http://www.facebook.com/nystatecio

NYS Labor
http://www.facebook.com/nyslabor

NYS Museum
http://www.facebook.com/nysmuseum

NYS CIO/OFT has a wiki set up requesting comments on the CIO/OFT Social Media Guidelines policy in the process of being formulated. Please comment prior to July 10, 2010.
http://wiki.cio.ny.gov/wiki/Social_Media_Guidelines

Accessibility Work Group

Web 2.0 & Accessibility White Paper
http://www.nysforum.org/committees/socialmedia/IT_Access_White_Paper.pdf

Currently the wiki site that the Accessibility Work Group used to produce the white paper is still available for viewing.
http://ddjsandbox.com/wiki/index.php?

Websites

NYS Forum
http://www.nysforum.org/

Information that the Emerging Technologies Work Group gathered during the program year regarding Web 2.0 is available at:
http://www.nysforum.org/committees/socialmedia/

Center for Technology in Government/Social Media
http://www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/socialmedia

NYS CIO OFT Empire 2.0
http://www.oft.state.ny.us/OFT/empire20.htm
For questions regarding Empire 2.0 please contact: Jessica.Harrison@cio.ny.gov

New York State Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination - Social Media
http://www.cscic.state.ny.us/lib/policies/documents/Cyber-Security-Guideline-G10-001-Social-Media-V1.pdf

Joanne Razzano, HESC suggests this site as a means to track activity.
www.Socialmention.com

Jessica forwarded a list of the tools she mentioned. Tools to Sync Social Networking Sites & Publish to Multiple Platforms:

Facebook/Twitter Sync:
http://apps.facebook.com/twitter
Manage you accounts so when you add a message it updates both places

RSS Feeds:
Pull an RSS feed from your site automatically to Facebook or Twitter
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RSS.Graffiti
Twitter: http://twitterfeed.com/

TweetDeck:
http://www.tweetdeck.com/desktop/
Install the desktop application so that you can update messages on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, Foursquare, Google Buzz and others. Can also schedule messages so they can go out ahead of time. Really helpful if you are managing multiple accounts, and easy to add photos and videos

Flock:
http://www.flock.com/
A web browser designed to connect you with over 20 services like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wordpress, Blogger, Flickr, Picasa and more.

Twuffer:
http://twuffer.com/
Schedule your tweets ahead of time for press releases, live events or announcements

Time & Place:

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2010
  • 9:00 am - 12:15 pm (Check-in begins at 8:30 am)
  • Holiday Inn, Stonehenge BC Room, 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
  • This seminar will also be available via WebEx.