Links to Ongoing Discussions About the Twitter Gov Liaison
Since the announcement of Twitter’s Government Liaison job spec, the internet has lit up with discussions about the role. Many people are asking questions about the intent of this person’s work in DC. Is he a lobbyist? Is he an educator? Is he an ambassador?
I thought it would be important to share a few links to some of the blog posts, Twitter hashes, and other conversations happening on the web. Since I’m applying for this position, I see a lot of these discussions as marching orders for the role once it’s filled. Since government is indeed an artifice created by the people, for the people, then it’s people who should tell Twitter how they want their man in Washington to act.
Also, this list is a living one, so please send in your links via the comments section below.
- Andrew Wilson’s Top 10 Requests for the New Twitter Government Liaison
- Government 2.0 Movement Seemingly Passes by Twitter, Inc. (Mark Drapeau‘s Cheeky Fresh)
- Can Twitter reimagine democracy? by Adriel Hampton (Govfresh.com)
- This hashtag seems to be catching on for discussions about this: #twitgov
- Official “@Du4 for Twitter Gov Liaison” hashtag: #Du4TwitterGov
- Gov 2.0 hashtags: #gov20 #g2e #opengov
- Adriel Hampton’s Summary of Wednesday, June 9th’s conversations (Gov 2.0 Radio)
- Commentary and a reaction roundup from Roy Temple (Cassidy Digital Strategies)
- Alex Howard’s ongoing coverage of debate and info on the job (digiphile.com)
- Steve Lunceford‘s interview w/ Twitter VP for Communications Sean Garrett, who reveals additional info about the Gov Liaison and background to why Twitter is making this strategic hire (GovTwit.com)
- Luke Fretwell recommends Tweeters for the job; alas, I am not one of them (Govfresh.com)
Updated with additional links and commentary daily. Be sure to also check out the comments on Digiphile’s and Mark Drapeau’s Posterous articles: Sean Garrett has engaged with a lot of good feedback, and others have pushed back on Drapeau’s assertion that this hire is a waste of time and resources.
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