Author Archives: Lovisa Williams

Disruptive Diplomacy

This post was originally published by Portland as part of a series of articles on digital diplomacy and the G8.   Diplomacy, and how we define diplomacy, is changing. No longer is it just an art for the elite or … Continue reading

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Digital Diplomacy Open House

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition (DDC) is excited to announce we will be hosting the first Digital Diplomacy Open House and reception.  This event is part of Social Media Week DC.  This open house will bring together fourteen different embassies and … Continue reading

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The Leadership Choice

I am not much of a creative writer, but please be patient with my attempt at storytelling. There once was a great and powerful king who was known for being a kind and just king.  He owned a vast kingdom … Continue reading

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Tips for Government Transparency

People often ask me how to make government more transparent?  What steps can I take?  Here is my advice. Allow your employees at all levels to tell the story of your government and of their specific agency.  Middle level employees … Continue reading

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Transparency Challenge

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about transparency.  Mostly in the context of how do governments view and implement transparency in what they do.  Some people associate the concept of transparency as being part of a big data movement i.e. … Continue reading

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Twitter Cliff Notes

As easy as Twitter is to use when it comes to tweeting for the Government there are a lot of things you need to know.  One of the big obstacles we run into is our senior management doesn’t always understand … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure

When I think about SXSW, I think about how many different ways there are to experience what SXSW has to offer.  I don’t think one way is better than another, they are different paths for achieving different objectives.  Some come … Continue reading

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How Many Community Managers Does it Take?

I have been asked to start contributing my ideas and thoughts about Community Management to The Community Manager.  This is a great resource for people who are just starting a position as a Community Manager and also for those more … Continue reading

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Disruptive Changes

I talk a lot about how technology, like social media is a disruptive force in our lives.  It makes us change how we think, asks us to look at life and ourselves differently, and it also asks us to change … Continue reading

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Open Gov West 2011

Last week I was in Portland, OR for the first time.  I flew out there to participate in Open Gov West 2011 organized by Sarah Schacht and the Knowledge As Power team.  I was going to participate in a panel and meet … Continue reading

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