What a wild 2011 it has been. NY Tech Blog is proud of the tech scene it so unerringly scrutinizes. From the glory of SXSW to the explosion of Canvas, from incubators to summer programs, from Foursquare to TechStars reality shows—it all got covered. To the readers who’ve patronized this blog week in and week out, thanks for the faith.
As the last bit of news before 2012 commences, GovFresh had a little chat with Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne. The resulting interview basically summarizes everything Ms. Sterne was busy with these past 12 months. She also indicated that NYC.gov is getting a major facelift very soon, with improved social media connectivity and a sleeker interface less cluttered with all sorts of stuff.
To salute the New Year, Ms. Sterne ended the chat with an upbeat message:
As great as 2011 was, 2012 will be even better. We’re going to completely relaunch nyc.govand make it the best government website across the globe. Our goal is to make it as convenient and quick as possible for residents to get the information and services they seek.
We’re going to increase and improve our social media channels too – there are a lot of interesting projects and campaigns in the pipeline. We will introduce a new Citywide social media management platform, in addition to the launching and relaunching of Citywide social media verticals including a Foursquare badge, Facebook page, Tumblr, and our great @nycgov Twitter feed. Stay tuned, because it’s going to be very exciting.