Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu Mayor to Hold Twitter Town Hall

As Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wraps up his second round of island-wide town hall meetings, he will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Twitter on Monday, December 9 from noon to 1 p.m. Mayor Caldwell will be joined by representatives from key city departments in answering citizen questions in real time. The mayor’s Twitter account is @MayorKirkHNL and the hashtag for the event will … Continue reading Honolulu Mayor to Hold Twitter Town Hall

Hawaii Law Would Ban Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Two Hawaii Senate committees this week advanced a bill that would forbid employers from demanding that their employees (or potential employees) turn over the passwords to their Facebook and other social media accounts. Hawaii is one of 32 states advancing similar bills this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. House Bill 713 passed out of the Commerce and Consumer Protection and Technology and the Arts … Continue reading Hawaii Law Would Ban Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Senator Hosts Google+ Hangout on Early Education

Hawaii State Senate Committee on Education Chair Jill Tokuda will utilize a Google+ Hangout today to discuss new legislation focused on early education with U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono and preschool providers from around the state. Tokuda previously used a Google+ Hangout to meet with public school principals, and has held several “Twitter Town Hall” meetings. Today’s focus will be the newly introduced Providing Resources Early … Continue reading Senator Hosts Google+ Hangout on Early Education

Sen. Jill Tokuda | Photo by Ed Morita

Social Media in the Senate

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on efforts in the Hawaii State Senate to improve communications and transparency through social media. Featured is Cassandra Harris (@CassandraHarris), who last year conducted a study of social media use within the City & County of Honolulu, and who is now the “social media specialist” for the Senate. Harris says: “The Millennial Generation created social media. The post-millennial generation is the … Continue reading Social Media in the Senate