State of the (e)Union 2011: Government 2.0 at its Finest

According to an article in Fastcompany this year’s State of the Union address by President Obama will be one of the most wired Presidential speeches ever. The Whitehouse has set up a special site with information on how to access the “Enhanced State of the Union“:

1. through Twitter: Reply to @whitehouse using the hashtag #sotu
2. live on Facebook Facebook: Post your questions to the White House wall
3. through a special webform

Other social media functions include: An iPhone app, YouTube videos and response videos, and a Q&A after the speech with White House senior staff moderated among others by the White House Social Media Director.

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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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