There are tons of GREAT initiatives out there, initiatives that we’ll learn more about next week, but in many cases, these initiatives are just laying the foundation for government innovation. Think about it. Next week, we will hear about lots of exciting Gov 2.0 initiatives taking place at the federal, state, and local levels. But, we’re also going to hear lots of stories about social media bans, offices still using IE 6, and information silos. Remember that Government 2.0 isn’t just about getting on Twitter or building a wiki – those are just first steps. It’s about using these tools to create a government that’s truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
“Here’s my best practice on SEO (search engine optimization) – just write good shit.” – Guy Kawasaki
“In order to make Twitter/social media work, your employees need to know HOW YOUR BIZ WORKS.” –Toby Bloomberg
“I spend my life searching for negative things people say about me, and then I go and address it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Trying to take stuff off the internet is like trying to take pee out of the pool” – unknown
“I want a relationship not a one-link stand” – Liz Strauss
“It’s not about pitching blogs with traffic, it’s about building relationships with blogs with influence.” – Steve Radick (me!)
“Best way to get links is to have an opinion and piss someone off. Then turn off the comments.” – Michael Gray
“There is a human being behind every Tweet, blog, and email – remember that.” – Chris Brogan
“How do you place a value on all the positive changes, and the positive blog posts, and the publicity created?” (in reference to measuring the ROI of social media) – @comcastcares
There are many more and I’m sure that there are others who have already come up with similar blog posts. Jonathan Gunson already did one just on Gary Vaynerchuk’s quotes from his keynote. If you have quotes that you liked, or want to respond to some of the ones I’ve collected above, leave a comment below. Hoping to hear even more nuggets tomorrow….