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Facebook for feds: What do you think?

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This fall, the federal government is going to launch a new social networking site called FedSpace. This site is intended to be a kind of Facebook for federal employees and allow them to collaborate through blogs, wikis and other forms of social networking.

What do you think about this plan? How would you use a fed-focused social networking site? Would it make it easier for you to collaborate across agency lines? What kind of dangers or pitfalls might come with an official social networking program?

Also, how have you used social networking tools in the past to do your job? Are you an intelligence analyst who has used A-Space and Intellipedia? If so, have they helped you, or have they been a bust?

We’d love to hear from you. E-mail me at slosey@federaltimes.com to share your thoughts. If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, that’s fine.

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  1. Mark Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I think it is a wonderful idea. The more barriers between components that we remove, the more efficient our government becomes. Let’s give the taxpayers the best possible bang for the buck.

  2. richard.detsch Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    O.K. as long as it has integration package so an employee can go to Facebook and LinkedIn all in one application

  3. rita Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Wrong idea! definitely wrong.

  4. MacDoc Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Stupid Idea!

    If the Fed. Gov. ever had an original Idea it would Die of loneliness…