August 8 - 12, 2011
It’s Monday, folks. Here’s the weekly.
If you read one thing this week, it should be this post from the Snarky Optimist. It’s a thoughtful, well-written, and eye-opening response (in part) to my previous post: I would’ve eaten glass to get this job. I love a good dialogue, and Chelsea’s post illustrates that the story of contractors in the federal government is a complicated one, with many equally valid perspectives.
This week in cuts:
- An excellent overview of the federal government job cuts, so far
- Why you, not me? The Hill Times publishes a piece on the Environment Canada cuts from last week
- And, more opportunities and even bigger challenges loom large for our newest department, Shared Services -- who is responsible for giving us an infrastructure for the 21st century
- Who loves Haiku? People in Japan are flocking to Twitter to make social poetry
- Are Twitter and Facebook the anti-social networks?
- Old, but new to me: Malcolm Gladwell – why the revolution will not be tweeted. OR: Social media can’t provide what social change has always required
- An argument that all of our disclaimers do not matter – and that there is no difference between our personal accounts and your professional ones
- What does the U.S. Army really think about social media? Find out!
Relationships and Cultural change
- Since the PS culture is shifting all around us, here are the 10 key lessons you can take with you for the ride
- The newest web standard is out for us to view, and it’s got me thinking all about content strategy. Here’s a read on why making relationships with your web visitors is important
And let’s end with a laugh, shall we?
This post has been a collaborative effort from Lee-Anne Peluk and Nicholas Charney. You can check out Lee-Anne's blog "In the Shuffle" at www.leeannepeluk.wordpress.com