This is a new monthly feature on my podcast where I will be interviewing “interviewers” in this case Gov2.0 Podcast host Adriel Hampton. Adriel is a passionate advocate for harnessing emerging technologies to make government more effective, collaborative and transparent. He is an early Gov 2.0 adopter and co-founded the popular public interest podcast Gov 2.0 Radio. In addition to producing the weekly show, Adriel is a community leader at GovLoop.com, the social network for government, and group manager for the LinkedIn Gov 2.0 group and its more than 4,500 members. Since 2005, Adriel has worked as an investigator for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and he began his career as an editor, designer and writer for several San Francisco Bay Area daily newspapers. In 2009, he ran a grassroots campaign for U.S. Congress.
What can you expect by listening to this podcast?:
- Insights from one of the top people in the Gov 2.0 Space
- Twitter and Social media tips
- Where Adriel finds time to Tweet (hint – he commutes on public transit)
- Some social media book opinions
- Social media in relation to political campaigns (Adriel ran for Congress in 2009)
Listen to Interview the Interviewer Episode #1:
Regarding his 2009 campaign for Congress
“I got more Twitter followers than I got votes.“
Defining Gov 2.0
“Basically Gov 2.0 is the use of Web 2.0 tools and principles in government.“
On the disconnect between government and citizens
“We are the government, it doesn’t matter if you work for government or are a tax payer, or an immigrant to the country. Everybody makes up a democratic governance structure.“
Find Adriel Hampton online
Listeners, who should I interview next?