With so many different types of social networks now present in today’s society and Google adding yet another one to the mix, I have often wondered if it is truly fair to reference Govloop as the, “Facebook for Government.” Sure, at the time, the reference was the most clear picture that could be provided to get even the most non-tech oriented people tuned in to just what this Govloop thingy was.
Though, I present for consideration that things have changed over the years and consideration of just what Facebook, Google+, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc are is modeled not just on their name and branding, but rather what the communities do for their members. The same thing directly applies to Govloop and the massive community of government employees and contractors it has become today.
Take this into consideration:
1.) Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
2.) LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network.
3.) MySpace is social entertainment.
Is Govloop still the “Facebook for Government” or even, “The Social Network for Government,” or is it now, “The Network for Government Innovation and Collaboration?
So, I ask fellow Govloop Rockstars, what is Govloop to YOU?