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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Upcoming Social Media Webinars for Government Officials/Employees

Attention government officials and employees - you might be interested in the following upcoming social media webinars:

Tuesday, July 8th, 2:00 p.m. EDT - 5 Steps to Creating Awesome Social Media Content for Government (even if you have no time or team), presented by Kristy Dalton (aka GovGirl).  

This webinar promises to be especially helpful for those public sector one person social media teams!  Registration link: 5 Steps to Creating Awesome Social Media Content for Government (even if you have no time or team)

Monday, July 21st, 2:00 p.m. EDT -  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Government and Public Sector, presented by Luke Stowe.

This webinar will present the new changes from Google's Panda 4.0 release in May as well as discuss the increasing importance of government agency's social media presence which impacts its constituent's search results.  The webinar will also cover available SEO tools and resources. Registration link: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Government and Public Sector

Monday, July 7, 2014

Professors Sue University in Blog Case

Two professors at Chicago State University recently filed a lawsuit against the University, claiming that officials illegally targeted the CSU Faculty Voice blog.  The two professors state in their federal lawsuit that they are the founders of the blog, where they and other contributors post about University policies and issues.  The professors acknowledge that their postings are often critical of the University, and claim that the University has "engaged in an ongoing campaign to silence" their right to free speech.  They also claim that the University's actions against the bloggers amount to "cyberbullying" against the University's policy that protects students.  The professors claim that the University sent a cease and desist letter demanding that the bloggers remove copyrighted material, and demanded that the blog remove the University's name and images.  


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