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E-Participating Online

Innovation, Interaction, Mass Collaboration. These three words and government are not what you would imagine flow together. Times are quickly changing. People are logging online to interact, voice their opinion and connect with others. Government needs to advance alongside the times in order to get a jump-start on the new generation and improve interaction between […]


The inclusion of social media in every day life has created a change in the way society runs. While it has rapidly altered the private sector, it is slowly altering the public sector as well. This paper will look at ways social media has changed government and explore areas that social media can be used […]

EPA Module 6: Article Analysis

Analysis of New Facebook features pose privacy risk. • What is the issue? o Facebook’s new Places feature allows developers to provide access to users locations and can give “users’ Facebook ID numbers to marketers and tracking companies.” With over 500,000 Facebook applications, it is impossible to watch over all of them and make sure […]

EPA Book Review: Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams is a number of things. In some ways, it gives a brief history of the Web 2.0 revolution. In other ways, it predicts what the future of the Web holds. It also underscores the effect the, as they dubbed, “Net-Gen” is going […]

EPA Module E-Participation

What are some ways to participate in government? Other than voting, I would say the easiest way to participate in local government is to attend City Council meetings. For the City of Tempe, the schedule for City Council meetings are online, as are the minutes from previous meetings. The availability of City Council minutes online […]

I discovered several years ago when I saw my friend post something about it on Facebook (of course). Occasionally, I will head over to the site to brush up on my vocabulary and lately I have been testing my geography knowledge. I even used it to study for the GRE. The beauty of this […]

EPA Module 5: Pt. 2 Social Media in the Government

There have been so many incredible topics that have been discussed in this course that it was hard for me to pick one. Do I explore mobile apps? I bank on my phone now, it only makes sense to me that each city should have a mobile app that discusses bus routes, where you can […]

EPA Module 4 Pt. 1 of 2: Browsing Government Sites

Here is an overview of each on the sites and what I liked about each one. • o The tabs were fantastic and easy to find. The entire site was easy to navigate, which was nice. None of the pages seemed too busy. o I appreciated how the blog gave a bit of an […]

EPA Module 3 Pt. 2 of 2: Regulating Student-Athletes and Social Media

In order to be a top-notch public administrator in the current age, social networking must not be ignored and must be implemented into regulations and everyday use. According to, there are over 500 million active users on Facebook. While Facebook began as a network for college students it has evolved into a global nexus […]

PAF 591 – EPA Module 3 Pt. 1 of Pt. 2

The rule of thumb is to try not to mix work and pleasure. There are company guidelines prohibiting fraternization and inter-office dating; personal agreements between co-workers can impact productivity… many times we try to separate the two as much as possible. For the most part, we don’t want our bosses to know what we do […]