Would you pay for Facebook? – GovLoop.com

Read the full post with comments here. Originally posted 10/3/12 at 4:54 pm.

Facebook has announced that it is starting a trial service that allows personal posts to be more visible…by paying $7.

Read the full article here on the Wall Street Journal online. (Also see within the article a link to the Facebook release.)

This service has been available for pages for a few months now, but it’s new to personal accounts. I’m thinking now we might formally begin to separate “classic” social media, whereby you connect with friends and other actual humans, and “commercial” social media where you connect with businesses. Where would government fit in?

What do you think? Is there ever a circumstance in which you’d pay for social media that has so far been free?

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Will QR codes everywhere lead to a tourist boom for Gibraltar? – GovLoop.com

Read the full post with all comments here. Originally posted 9/19/12 at 3:51 pm

A colleague who knows of my love of properly used QR codes just sent me this article about the city of Gibraltar. They will be placing QR codes at tourist attractions around the city that link to Wikipedia pages about that location.

Volunteers will be writing articles in several languages about important locations around the city, and officials are considering offering free WiFi for those concerned about roaming costs.

Read the full story here on the BBC web site.

What do you think of this idea? How can Gibraltar’s local government leverage success to benefit city residents?

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Pay your tax bills online! Yay! Oh…wait… – GovLoop.com

Read the full post with comments here. Originally posted 8/15/12 at 2:00 pm.

Last weekend I received my personal property tax bill from my friendly county treasurer. (Argh. Car tax!) A day later I received an e-mail reminder about it, with a link to pay online at the Arlington Customer Assistance Payment Portal (CAPP) here https://capp.arlingtonva.us/

From the site:

Sign up now! With your own CAPP profile you can:

  • Receive email reminders for bills
  • Sign up for automatic bank payments
  • View your assessment and payment history
  • Provide us with a new mailing address or other info.
  • Pay and file business taxes, renew dog licenses, and more!

To sign up online you must have a valid email address and be an Arlington County taxpayer (owners of real estate, vehicles, businesses, or licensed dogs).

I signed in, brought up my bill, and paid it. Almost painless, aside from having the car tax in the first place. I’ve mentioned before that I’m glad I live in Arlington, and this is one of the reasons. Easy access to online services. Several months ago I asked about your last non-tax interaction with your local government. Well, now I’m asking about taxes!

Does your county or city offer online bill payments or other online services and if so, do you take advantage of them? If you’re not sure, take a few minutes to go to their web sites and share what you’ve learned in the comments below.

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What is the citizen’s responsibility? – GovLoop.com

Read the full post with all comments here. Originally posted 7/26/12 at 10:39 am

I’m in Winchester, Kentucky now, visiting my friend Commissioner Rick Smith and his lovely wife Suzy. Rick has been an elected official in Clark County for more than twenty years. They are lifelong residents; Rick is a cattle farmer, Suzy is a former speech pathologist and they are involved in the community. We had a nice chat last night over dinner about citizen involvement and responsibilities.

Most people know, or think they know, what the elected official’s responsibilities are to the public. They serve the public good and provide services that will benefit the community in an honest and open manner. I asked Rick what he thought the citizen’s responsibilities to the public are in this context. Quite simply, he feels that it is everyone’s duty to vote. How sad that around 40% of eligible voters nationwide and 20% of eligible voters in Clark County come out to vote. Rick would like this to change. Voting determines leadership and future projects. With a population of approximately 34,000, decisions in Clark County are made by those individuals voters trust to act responsibly for the fiscal and social health of the county. More voices might make those in office nervous, but greater public involvement in the democratic process will lead to a better community.

What do you think? Do you agree with Commissioner Smith that an increase in voting will lead to overall improved citizen experiences? What is the public’s responsibility?

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Colorado Counties: Success and Challenges to New Media Use – GovLoop.com

Read the full post with comments here. Originally posted 6/21/12 at 1:30 pm

In April I wrote briefly about Commissioner Audrey Danner from Moffat County, Colorado and her efforts in using social media to connect with her constituents.

I had a chance to sit down with Commissioner Danner earlier this month at the Colorado Counties, Inc. summer conference and talk a bit more about Moffat County using Facebook and some of the challenges surrounding social media in general. Moffat County is in rural northwest Colorado. The county is almost the size of the state of Connecticut, yet has a population of only about 13,000. (Connecticut’s population….3.5 million.)

For the most part, Danner is alone in her use of Facebook at the county level. The two other county commissioners do not currently use social media tools to communicate, preferring to stick with more traditional methods for now. Though electronic communications do work for large segment of population, the commissioners feel that the kind of interactions that come from face-to-face communications still can’t be replicated online. County residents are encouraged to interact with the commissioners and have an opportunity to publicly address issues at the beginning of each commission meeting. The commissioners make other public appearances known so that residents can chat with them.

For Danner, her Facebook experience started as just a personal page a few years ago before her last campaign. She allowed citizens to be her friends online, and they got to know a bit about her. She said it made her “real” to her constituents, not just another elected official. She regularly shares county events and happenings, as well as what she does as a county commissioner, including budget meetings, economic development presentations, discussions on bringing broadband to Moffat County, etc. She sees it as an easy way for people to talk to her, make her easily accessible, encourage back and forth discussion in a more friendly manner than a formal commission meeting. The discussions on the page page are still professional, however, and if necessary she recommends discussion at county meetings or an e-mail message to discuss issues that might be better handled offline.

She is currently running for a second term as county commissioner and is considering a separate page for her upcoming reelection campaign to make the online separation between her current position and her campaign.

In the county offices, most Internet activity, especially social media, is prohibited by county staff while at work, mostly because of bandwidth issues. The biggest issue facing the county in this case, and many others like it, is rural broadband access. We talked at length about access issues gong back to the mid 1990s.

In my next piece, I will discuss rural broadband access, specifically in Colorado.

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