IM meets blogging.

Quick, text-based way to get out information. Twitter is one widely used Micro-blog.
    "The content of a micro-blog differs from a traditional blog due in that it is typically more topical, smaller in aggregate file size (e.g. text, audio or video) but is the same in that  people utilize it for both business and individual reasons. Many micro-blogs provide this short commentary on a person-to-person level, or share news about a company's  products and services".  See more at wikipedia.com Micro-blogging.

Twitter is a free
social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook.

Potential Uses
  • Quick Communication to Citizens and Staff on timely events
  • Two way casual conversations
  • Quick access to city/county news - automatically push out links to web site headlines
  • Customer Service opportunities
  • Hiring the next generation worker - How to be a CIO in a 2.0 World
  • Public Safety - see pros and cons in this blog
  • NOTE - Local media tend to find your sites and follow your postings quickly

Sample Guidelines, Policies and Further Reading


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Michele Hovet,
Apr 7, 2009, 3:56 PM
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Jul 18, 2010, 5:53 AM
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Sep 30, 2008, 1:55 PM
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Nov 25, 2008, 1:21 PM