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plant in forest
Self-promotion in an open source world, it starts with a shameless plug—a simple way to make people aware of something you’re passionate about. Then, over time, you get more comfortable with using the shameless plug and that desire to make people aware transforms into purposeful marketing. At some... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Mar 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
light bulbs
John Camilleri talks about open source integration for the energy sector. He is VP of Product Development at Green Energy Corp—a leading technology company that provides software solutions and software engineering services to communications, utilities, and energy companies. How do utilities prepare... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Jul 2012 by John Camilleri Feed
Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
Twitter (as well as Xanga, Odeo, and Blogger) co-founder Biz Stone keynoted this week’s 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference with the history of Twitter alongside advice on the future of the social web and what it means to be successful. "The story of... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
When metadata comes to Twitter
Chris Lehmann is the principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I love reading his education-related tweets because of his many interesting ideas, insights and observations. There's another side to Chris, though. Chris is a rabid sports fan, and he'll unleash a... Read more
1 comment Posted 27 Jan 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Department of Veterans Affairs goes social
In an effort to help break down long-perceived barriers between the Department of Veterans Affairs and its stakeholders, the VA announced that it has established Facebook pages for all 152 of its medical centers. By leveraging Facebook, the department hopes to continue expanding access to the VA... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Crowdsourced ideas make participating in government cool again
The PA Times, published by the American Society of Public Administration, issued a special edition called "From Bureaucratic to Cool: A Call for Public Service." My article on “Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again” describes how government agencies on all levels are... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Dec 2011 by Ines Mergel Feed
Building an Emergency Alert System for the 21st century
When Ruth Suehle posted about the recent test of the Emergency Alert System and how it could be improved, I agreed, for the most part, but wanted to add a few comments of my own, including an idea that I had a couple of years ago on alerting people.
2 comments Posted 29 Nov 2011 by Eric Christensen (Red Hat) Feed
CityCamp Minnesota: Where web 2.0 meets all things local
Picture this: A six hour coffee break with over 100 social media and open source enthusiasts from government, community organizations, technology start-ups, and the community at-large. Ahead of you in line at the coffee pot are software developers, social media experts, open government advocates,... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Nov 2011 by Emily Kampa Feed
A community of practice is more than a website
A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 Nov 2011 by sradick Feed
New on the site: User-influenced home page
We spend a lot of time seeking the open source stories that you enjoy—which doesn't leave much time for site enhancements. But we're always looking for ways to improve our communities' experience. And we're happy to provide a brief update on a few things recently implemented.
1 comment Posted 27 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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