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Meeting half-way: Becoming Citizen 2.0

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 - 10:47
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 09:35
In 2005, William Eggers released a book titled "Government 2.0."  Its cover shows two parallel cables  sending information between them wirelessly.  Yes, parallel cables, and only 5 short years ago.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Friday, August 27th, 2010 - 12:22
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:42
In February, Rasmussen Reports released a poll that found that only 21% of Americans feel that their government has their consent.  This is despite the fact that we have more communications channels with our government than any time in American History.  So how do we fix this?

Weekly Round-up August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010 - 11:21
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:55
Here are the articles that caught our attention this week: Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Yes We Can . . . Compare Apples to Oranges

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 - 16:43
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 16:20
One of the criticisms of the current state of the federal government's open data feeds is that they have yet to produce much measurable change in people's daily lives.  The cartoon below makes that point, as does Matt Rosenberg's 3/17/2010 post, "Mark Drapeau: Gov 2.0 Apps Need Staying Power" in Social Capital Review.  The problem isn't lack of data.  What is missing is two components: First, visualizations of the data that incorporate all t

Friday Round-Up, August 13, 2010

Friday, August 13th, 2010 - 13:44
Friday, August 13, 2010 - 13:00
From John Kamensky:  Gov Exec: 2010 Census, after all the hoopla:  “On time and under budget”  Gov Exec: Defense abandons insourcing efforts: “we weren’t seeing the savings we had hoped for.” 

Of Trees and Teleworking

Friday, August 13th, 2010 - 10:09
Friday, August 13, 2010 - 09:57
In the past couple of weeks, the DC metro area was wracked by massive storms that compounded commuting woes (and split an apartment building in half).  My commuting time more than doubled.  Much-

Friday Round-Up, August 6

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - 16:01
Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 15:57
Privacy vs. Transparency? Four items have caught my attention this week, spurred by this post on GovLoop, "Internet: Defining privacy in a public space" 

Federal Agency Social Media Hubs

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 - 11:58
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 11:48
The one that caught my attention was the new Social Media Hub created by Defense to help provide internal-to-Defense education, policy, and the ability for groups in Defense to "register" their social media initiatives in a central location. 

GAO: Challenges of Using Web 2.0 in Government

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 17:22
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 17:17
In its testimony, GAO found that 22 of the 24 major federal agencies have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. “However, agency use of these technologies also may present risks associated with properly managing and protecting government records and sensitive information, including personally identifiable information.”  Key challenges include:   Privacy and Security Challenges Determining how the Privacy Act of 1974 applies

Profit, Privacy, and Innovation

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 - 13:31
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 11:31
Give us your cookies, your browser history, your torrid search queries, yearning to breathe free. (Sorry, Emma.) That's the deepest desire of online marketers, and it is thanks to them that we have so much content and so many applications available to us free, online, every day. Our data is valuable, but not in itself and not by itself, which is why (a) we give it away so easily and (b) why organizations are trying to collect as much data from as many people as they can.