Calling all US Social Media Experts: Contribute to US Government PRocess today!

I don't usually post during the day but today I'm putting out a call to all social media mavens who work with the US government or are US citizens. (Maybe even some who aren't?)

Today is the last day to edit the Open Government Intiative Wiki and I'll say the current editing is paltry at best. This should have thousands of edits, for goodness sakes. I'm finding a lot of people who don't really understand wikis, but good for them, at least they are trying.

My students and I have contributed – my students were surprised to see the wiki creator didn't really get the use of headings and some other protocols, so they “fixed the government's website.'

My call to you is that this is the LAST DAY! I don't have any more time to contribute but

Step 4: Synthensizing Public Input and Returning Feedback” is just pitiful! We need to give some response. They are asking because they want to know!!

The first time the government has done something like this and asked for input to have us help respond and we can't do better than this. 

So, my call is this -if you “do” social media and you are in the US, get up off your keister, change your schedule and spend 15-20 minutes editing TODAY. THIS IS IMPORTANT but such things will not be in our future unless we can do better.

It is time to stop talking about what government should be and be the kind of citizens our government needs. Please RT, engage your network and EDIT for goodness sakes!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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2 comments

social media February 5, 2011 - 8:42 pm

Perfect! I have added it to my blog.

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Really surprising.This entry shows a great use of videos and images to enhance your blog.
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