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This Chart Shows Which World Leaders Are the Most Powerful on Twitter

Florian Hildebrandt | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Florian Hildebrandt

The new prime minister of India, @NarendraModi, just surpassed the @WhiteHouse in fourth place and is likely to have more followers than Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono next week.

Social Media: Enemy of the State or Power to the People?

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Pierre Omidyar

In my eyes, social media is one of the most important global leaps forward in recent human history. It provides for self-expression and promotes mutual understanding. It enables rapid formation of networks and demonstrates our common humanity across cultural differences. It connects people, their ideas and values, like never before.

Pinterest's Potential to Inspire Public Engagement

Steve Ressler | Posted 07.22.2012 | DC
Steve Ressler

When you think of Pinterest, your initial perception might be people planning their future weddings, posting their perfect wardrobes and pinning up their dream homes. But is there a place on this social network for government?

Sudden Onslaught of Gov 2.0 Sometimes Breeds Fear

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.18.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

My solution for fear based discussions about Gov 2.0? Look around. See all the successful implementations of open data, of social connectivity for Government and Citizens alike and see the results.

Online Influence Is Essential to 21st Century Governance

Alexander Howard | Posted 11.13.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Getting the most out of social media means doing more than pushing updates. It will mean growing bigger ears and listening and building engaged networks of constituents.

Gerry Smith

Most Federal Agencies Have No Security Policy for Social Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Less than one third of federal agencies using social media have created safeguards against hackers looking to exploit their accounts to launch cyber a...

New World Consciousness: We First Capitalism

Michael Martin | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Michael Martin

There is global democracy now... at least online. No entity or individual is safe. Consumers from all around the world can express themselves and "socially" and literally vote their pocketbooks.

Closing the Digital Divide One Government App at a Time

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Welcome to the brave new world of social (media) government -- a world where you can use mobile phone apps to get information from Uncle Sam so you don't actually have to talk to him.