A few weeks ago, we added an email subscription option, and the sign-up rate has been incredible.
Just an update that we’ve made slight modifications to the GovFresh logo.
A recent Seth Godin blog post resonates with me and reflects how I’ve always approached GovFresh and will continue to do in 2012.
Today is GovFresh’s second birthday, and I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone and take stock of all that we’ve been part of since its inception.
Since May 1, 2009, I’ve dedicated a great deal of time and energy to GovFresh to the point it’s become a passion that has consumed me. I’ve managed to find meaning in work that matters to me.
This will sound crazy coming off the heels of one of the best professional experiences I’ve had in my entire life (see manor.govfresh), but it’s time for me to change gears as far as GovFresh is concerned. For the past 15 months, this has been a civic adventure driven by pure patriotic adrenaline. It has been an amazing learning experience, and I have met the most incredible, passionate, patriotic group of people I’m proud to now call friends.
Join a fast-paced conversation about innovation in local government and emergency management with GovFresh founder Luke Fretwell, City of Manor, TX, CIO Dustin Haisler and Bob Greenberg of G&H International Services. We discuss the upcoming manor.govfresh conference, and how emerging technologies are empowering first responders.
One of the first people that came to mind as a Gov 2.0 Hero doesnâ€™t even work for the government. With this said, this individual has had a profound impact on government through his immense drive and passion to make the government a better place. Luke Fretwell is the creator of GovFresh, which has become a very important resource for agencies and citizens interested in how technology is reshaping government of all levels. Luke recognizes individuals making their mark in government as Gov 2.0 Heros, but I think itâ€™s time that his efforts get recognized. Luke, thank you for being a real Gov 2.0 Hero, and inspiring me to press forward no matter how difficult the challenge may be.
GovFresh launched a year ago May 1. That first weekend, GovTwit’s Steve Lunceford tweeted it, Sunlight’s Ellen Miller blogged it and Gov 2.0 Radio talked it. I didn’t know anything about open government, how government was using technology and social media or any of the people involved. I had no idea GovFresh would evolve into anything more than aggregated government social media feeds.
A wrap-up of this weekâ€™s posts:
- Open government means open analytics
- Developers for Glory
- A different look at open government participation
- Gov 2.0 Hero: Mike Rupert
- Gov 2.0 Hero: John Lisle
- SF selects Brightidea to power employee ideas campaign
- Video: â€˜New Media Risks and Rewards: People First, Mission Alwaysâ€™
- Kundra, SF officials promote Open311 API
This weekâ€™s Gov 2.0 news on GovFresh.
This week’s news on GovFresh.
Six simple ways to get GovFresh. Other ideas on how we can connect or work together? Contact us or email me at luke [at] govfresh [dot] com.
As the newest member of the GovFresh team, I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I’m going to be working on all things related to GovFreshTV including shooting, producing, hosting, and generally running around related conferences/workshops/barcamps/etc like a madwoman, with a Flip video camera dangling off my wrist (or in front of my face)!
We talk Gov 2.0, feed aggregation and community building with Silona and GovFresh’s Luke Fretwell.
GovFresh is a live feed of official news from U.S. Government Twitter, YouTube, RSS, Facebook, Flickr accounts and more, all in one place.