Well, at least this is the look of a small town catching up.
The Chief Administrative Officer of our community (CAO) had the presence of mind to register this account previously. Unfortunately, it was never used as the previous mayor and council didn’t feel it was needed so he was never asked to use it.
I (as you might imagine) have other ideas.
I’m interested in having our small town gain a global footprint. We need to communicate with the people in our community, and across the globe. To do this, we need to take advantage of all of the communication channels we can.
Between our CAO and I, we are starting to learn our way around a network of networked communities. It’s different than the education space that many of us are familiar with. We are searching to build our own network and expand our connections. I’ve emphasized the fact that these connections need to be global. While finding people, communities, companies and organizations around us is important, it’s not half as vital as simply building global connections that we can communicate with and learn from.
As a municipality, things like this are not a nice “extra.” They are not a waste of time or dollars – even for (maybe, especially for) small places like ours. This is one step. We have more that we will be taking in the coming months: YouTube, flickr, etc are all on our radar. As elected government officials, we need to do all that we can to share information, to promote our place, and to learn from others. This is how this looks in our time.
Add us to your network.