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- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
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- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
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The new 'in' crowd uses Foursquare
Tuesday - 8/24/2010, 6:00am EDT
Government Computer News reports that nearly 20 departments and dozens of agencies are using Foursquare, a location-based social networking Web site. Foursquare allows users to connect with friends, update their location and get points for "checking in" at certain venues -- all by mobile device.
For example, fresh cookies in the cafeteria at the Treasury Department and the chilly temperature inside VA headquarters were just a few of the tips shared by Foursquare members, GCN reports.
As of Aug. 24, the Transportation Department has logged the most check-ins among federal departments with 767. A close second is the Labor Department with 722, and a distant third is the State Department with 552.
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