Mark has another good article up about the value of social networking.
As state employees, we are blocked from accessing most social networking. No MySpace, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. (As I think about it… I’m surprised we can access blogger.) The state has valid concerns about bandwidth usage and employee productivity. Our agency is considering an exception request because SO MANY artists and arts organizations are using social networking to share their work and develop innovations. We’ve experimented with streaming our workshops (Thanks Len) and using an additional twitter component to keep things lively. It was, of course, slightly ironic that I couldn’t access it from my office but I can’t complain about the idea of taking my (personal) laptop and heading down to a local coffee shop for a (decaf) latte and some quality training. I haven’t actually done it yet but I could, right?
So how are you using social networking? What future plans do you have? Any excellent examples of people making it work?