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Brandon Friedman (VA Director of New Media) presentation at "Connecting with the Feds: Social Media, Collaboration, and Transparency" event sponsored by ALA FAFLRT, ASIST, and Catholic University School of Library and Information Science during the ALA 2010 Annual Conference June 2010 in Washington, DC. Video of this event available at http://slis.cua.edu/events/connecting.cfm

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  • 1.VA and Social MediaBrandon Friedman, Director of New Media29 June 2010

2. Utilizing New Media Three aspects on which to focus: Disseminating information effectively How we reach the Veteran Obtaining feedback and acting on it How the Veteran reaches us (and how we react) Sustaining and building an audience Constant, healthy two-way communication betweenthe Department and Veterans using social media tools 3. VAs New Media Tools Existing Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr VA web 4. Facebook 5. Twitter 6. YouTube 7. Flickr 8. Whats the Plan? Begin utilizing social media tools at the VA medical center level Facebook Twitter Develop an Online Communications Hub 9. Online Communications Hub See next two slides for examples 10. VA Central January 17, 2009 The Online Communications Hub of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Log In Sign UpVA Social MediaCommo Shop: News, Commentary, and Wit from VAs Central Office From the Field: A Collection of VA Blogs Continue reading . . . .LinksGuest BlogsHow to submit a guest blogHelpful Links Link Link Link Link Link Link Link Link Link Link Link LinkNews FeedSearch 11. VA Central January 17, 2009The Online Communications Hub of the U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsLog In Sign UpVA Social Media Commo Shop: News, Commentary, and Wit from VAs Central OfficeFrom the Field: A Collection of VA Blogs The View from the Winter Sports Clinic By Sam Jones 8:23 AM, January 17, 2010LinksVietBlog On issue concerning VeteransGuest BlogsText text text text text. Text text text text text. Text text text of the Vietnam generation text text. Text text text text text.How to submit a guest blog Text text text text text. Text text text text text. Text text text The Daily Physician text text. Text text text text text.A group blog written by four VA doctorsVBA: Were Not as Badas Were Portrayed Text text text text text text text text text text text text text textBy Jane Brown, 1.17.2010VBA Claims Processor Text text text text text text text Text text text text text text text text. Text text text text. Text text text Iraqistan Two Iraq Vets and two Afghanistan Vets Text text text text text text text text. Text text text text. Text text textYeah, we get slammed, sound off on issues facing OEF and OIFbut were really not bad. Text text text text text text text text. Text text text text. Text text text Vets Text text text text text text text text. Text text text text. Text text textMy New Plan for VA Text text text text text text text text. Text text text text. Text text textGeorges PlaceBy Eric Shinseki, 1.16.2010Shreveport, LA VAMC Director GeorgeVA Secretary Continue reading . . . .Moore waxes on the life of a medical center directorAfter a year on the job,heres what Im thinking. Update on the GI Bill for the Spring SemesterWhere is My Money? By Nancy Smith 6:50 PM, January 16, 2010Helpful LinksBy Jason Davis, 1.16.2010Student, State U.; Iraq VetLink Link Link Text text text text text text text text. Text text text text. Text text textLink Link LinkIts been six months and ILink Link Linkhavent seen a dime of my text text text text text text text text text text text text. Text text text text text. Text text text ext text text text text text text text. Link Link LinkGI Bill. Whats up?Text text text text. Text text text text text text text. Text text text . . .News Feed Search 12. Questions or Suggestions?