This is the greatest thing I’ve read online in a long time, courtesy of Ars Technica: Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA’s hallowed Mission Control Center. And also, Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained.
boston.com’s The Big Picture on the wildfires in the western United States. Incredible, eye-opening photos.
Unless government organizations understand that what really sets social media apart is the word “social” rather than “media”, and that they are people tool and not corporate tool, most attempts at developing effective strategies will be futile.
Andrea Di Maio, This Is Why Governments Struggle with the Use of Social Media.
I’ve had this link sitting in my inbox for a long time, and I’ve been meaning to post it. An Edmonton, Alberta, blog posted this interview with the City Manager on his year anniversary. I really like a lot of what Simon Farbrother implemented in Edmonton and his general mindset.
President Obama announced yesterday that he will be holding a townhall forum on Facebook. It will take place Wednesday, April 20 @ 1:45pm PDT / 4:45pm EDT. If you want to connect with America, go to where Americans are: Facebook.
In our last interview, [Former US Senator Evan] Bayh complained of the poor opinion the public had of him and his [Senate] colleagues. “They look at us like we’re worse than used-car salesmen.” Yes. They do. And this is why.
Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, from his post The sad, hypocritical retirement of Evan Bayh.
For every buck we spend we borrow forty cents and if that isn’t stupid. You’ve got a country that is stupid. A government that is stupid.
-Former US Senator Alan Simpson, co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, on our government.