The other day, I attended the Long Island Association annual breakfast meeting with both Nassau County and Suffolk County Executives – Ed Mangano and Steven Bellone.
I was really impressed with both of them.
As they spoke, I checked in on Foursquare. I noticed that there were three other people signed in from a room of more than 500 people. I wondered why no one else checked in.
Ed Mangano signed in, but I don’t think he actually checked in because I wrote him a message and he didn’t respond to me. It led me to believe that although he may be on this site, he has someone else managing it. (If I were County Executive, I would certainly check and respond to comments, but I guess that’s me…)
I looked at Twitter to see if anyone was writing anything about what the two execs were saying. You know what I found?
I was shocked. We live in a digital age and here there are 500 people in the room and no one has anything to say? I really found that hard to believe.
I also checked out their Facebook pages and you know what I found? A lot of self-promotion! I’m surprised that they didn’t learn anything from President Barak Obama. He and his staff knew how to engage an audience and develop a following.
I have nothing bad to say about either Ed or Steve. I think highly of both of them. They are both good people. But when Ed says that he’s gotten a lot of flack about proposals, don’t you think that wouldn’t be the case if he knew how to use social media the right way?
thats why people need to read your books, your blog tweets and tune into your show:)
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