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Oklahoma eGovernment News Report - April 2015

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Facebook Unveils Verified Government Pages, Offers Best Practices in Social Sharing

RENO, NEV. - Many are familiar with Twitter’s blue badge that verifies official profiles of celebrities, governments and the like, and Facebook is continuing the trend — the social media company will soon roll out its own verified mark for all government pages.

Speaking at the Government Social Media Conference & Expo on April 30, Katie Harbath, Facebook’s head of politics and government outreach, said the Menlo Park, Calif., company is on the verge of updating its code so more governments have a verified page complete with Facebook’s signature circular blue icon with a white checkmark inside.

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The Future of Digital Services: Five Trends Transforming Government

Government is often perceived as being behind the digital innovation curve, taking significantly longer to adopt web-based solutions than the private sector, with less enthusiasm and less skill. But in recent years, federal, state, and local agencies are challenging that perception. Creating and optimizing digital services has become a top priority for government.

In the next few years, we see five major trends — many of which have already become a standard component of our interactions with private organizations — dominating government’s digital strategies. These are citizen-centric design, mobility, open source, information as a service, and innovative marketing. 

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Tips for Designing and Building an Award-Winning Website

Each year, the Center for Digital Government recognizes outstanding agency and department websites through the Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA).

In 2014, the winning agencies assembled to create the first Best of the Web Snapshot to aggregate challenges, best practices and tactics to be used as a resource for state and local government agencies going forward.

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