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Craig Colgan
I am a writer and consultant living in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Mar 15, 2010
Municipalist is on hiatus. We have set the default page for Municipalist to our list of all our Q & A's with blogging public officials and those who produce social media projects for public agencies. More details here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at Municipalist
The Capitol Comment Blog at Washingtonian Magazine's site pays a lot of attention to the quality of tweets emanating from members of Congress. John McCain could save more space if he would just do away with all that silly punctuation, and John Culberson, Chuck Grassley, and Claire McCaskill are the clear stars. Check it out. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Municipalist
NASA has had a big year with social media. One of their blogs describes it all here. We have followed NASA's work in this area since 2007. We have interviewed Kennedy Space Center blogger Cheryl Mansfield and Bob Jacobs, deputy assistant administrator for public affairs. And we look for excuses to write about their social media projects as often as possible. Municipalist's full list of Q & A's with leaders... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at Municipalist
My latest post is up at the Business.Gov Community expert blog called the Industry Word: For social media success, do what the wine industry does Producers, distributors, marketers, equipment manufacturers, and representatives from just about every area of the domestic wine industry have embraced social media strategies with plenty of enthusiasm. What have been the results of this emergence in such accessible technology that is still new but clearly powerful?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Municipalist
Craig Colgan has shared their blog Municipalist
Nov 13, 2009
[With updates at end of this post.] Municipalist has followed the bizarre but certainly predictable assault on Twitter in recent months from many big-time mainstream media names. Maureen Dowd at the New York Times, Dana Milbank at the Washington Post, Leonard Pitts at the Miami Herald, Alessandra Stanley, Rachel Maddow, Nancy Giles, Kathleen Parker, Matt Bai, the Financial Times, Jon Stewart, sports columnist Gregg Doyel, and on and on. But... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2009 at Municipalist
Municipalist had a conversation awhile ago with an operator of one of the big social media conferences. The guy admitted his lone goal: Pump the value of the thing as high as possible and then SELL IT. Should that shock anybody? Every week, another social media conference seems to pop up, from Las Vegas to New York City to several right here in Washington, D.C. A few of these are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2009 at Municipalist
Here is my latest post to The Industry Word group blog, part of the recently created community at Business.Gov:Real estate bloggers rock the social media world. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2009 at Municipalist
Craig Colgan is now following DWR
Oct 13, 2009
Very smart tutorials on social media use by non-profits, produced by the Case Foundation. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2009 at Municipalist
Federal Computer Week has listed this blog in a piece on 10 top bloggers focusing on government IT. Thanks! For anyone new to Municipalist, please check out our collection of Q & A's with local, state, and federal bloggers and creators of smart Gov 2.0 projects. Welcome to all new visitors. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at Municipalist