Tags Social Media
South Carolina experiment adds social media to 911 response
And it works best when the data is curated before it reaches a first responder.
Facebook and Google take different stances toward states' new rules on political ad disclosures
Google is suspending political ads in Washington state, while Facebook simply says state authorities have raised "important questions."
How Austin turned to social media to get the word out during March bombings
Austin Mayor Steve Adler says technology played a huge role in helping to find the perpetrator while social media services like Twitter helped keep residents notified of potential threats.
Bill allowing 'ballot selfies' vetoed by Oklahoma governor
But the state legislature has the votes to override Gov. Mary Fallin's objections echoing election law experts that social media photos of completed ballots can lead to voter intimidation.
How Nextdoor is helping law enforcement connect with residents and reduce crime
Commentary: Annie Barco of Nextdoor shares examples of how her company's social network is helping law enforcement form tighter bonds that make communities safer.
Ohio plans medical marijuana help line, possible digital services
With new laws come new technologies.
Under new CEO, Premise brings crowdsourced research to government
The company pays users for taking photos, walking certain routes, or answering questions that help government fill knowledge gaps.
Government leaders report feeling overwhelmed by demands of civic engagement
New survey results show that managing the data and expectations of their communities is often more than than government officials are ready for.
'World's first' civic change network targets Twitter, Facebook users
A new tool is hoped to get people engaged in democracy and equip lawmakers with constituent feedback that represents what the people really want.