As Published in Government Executive | October 18,...
Pictured: Switzerland’s Consul General, Ambassador François Barras, Society...
AS PUBLISHED in Peru This Week
By Rachel Chase
Twitter Media has published an interesting guide with best practices, resources, and success stories on how to use Twitter in government, diplomacy, and foreign policy.
Title “Twitter for Government,” the guide features ideas on how to engage followers, promote content, nurturing a conversation, use Twitter for live chats, and much more. It also offers a simple manual with the basics of Twitter, from setting up an account to using all its features.
The guide can be found at: https://media.twitter.com/government
For more on using Twitter in diplomacy and foreign policy, download “Twitter for Diplomats” free of charge at: http://issuu.com/diplo/docs/twitter_for_diplomats
The Federal Election Commission is debating a proposal to let political candidates and campaign committees accept bitcoins as contributions, in the same way computer equipment or shares of stock are sometimes given as donations, the Washington Post reports today.
The FEC panel appeared to be leaning toward sanctioning them — says the paper — as long as it can resolve concerns about whether the Internet cash could be used to mask the identities of donors.
“There’s a balancing act here,” Commissioner Matthew Petersen, a Republican appointee, said at the end of an hour-long discussion. “There’s this new technology that no one wants to strangle in its infancy,” but the panel also is “trying to make sure that there are adequate protections so that it couldn’t serve as a vehicle for illegal or prohibited contributions to flood into the system.”