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Protecting Your Online Reputation

Protecting Your Online Reputation

our reputations are the most important possession that we have, we should write every post as though our mothers were watching over our shoulders. Remember, never put in writing anything that you wouldn’t say to someone face to face!

Social Media Guidelines for Civil Servants

Social Media Guidelines for Civil Servants

The Civil Service have published a set of guidelines for on-line participation by civil servants (blogging etc.). As Whitehall Webby Jeremy Gould notes, this is a much slimmed-down version of a weightier tome that has been in production behind the scenes, and which may appear as a set of more detailed operational guidelines for using social media/Web 2.0 tools. The initiative is to be applauded, and I particularly like the succinctness of the guidelines, which is most un-civil service-like, but…

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A guide to social media for organisations

A guide to social media for organisations

A number of other bloggers have already picked up on this, including David Wilcox, but worth another mention here. Colin McKay, who works for the Canadian government has produced a handy little guide offering some tips on how to get social media accepted by large (e.g. Government) organisations. Colin writes on the SoSaidThe.Organisation site: “I think the advice in this 23 page guide to secretly implementing social media in organizations could be equally useful for any government employee looking to…

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100 Banned Words – again!

100 Banned Words – again!

For anyone who may have missed my earlier blog – published 12 December 2007 – about the Local Government Association’s publication of 100 words that public bodies should not use if they want to communicate effectively with citizens – well, it seems this has sparked some heated debate (and vitriol) from readers of the IDeA site that carried the original article. The LGA’s list of the tope 100 ‘non-words’ included tortuous vocabulary such ‘capacity building’, ‘improvement levers’, ‘place shaping’, and…

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