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Crowdsourcing Government Reform

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 - 14:39
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 14:34
Shortly after President Obama took office, he reached out to the public for ideas on issues his new administration should address. He sponsored an “Open for Questions” forum and encouraged people to submit questions, and rank and vote on which should be top priorities. More than 100,000 questions were submitted, but participants didn’t always respond to the suggested topic areas, such as home ownership, health care reform, education, veterans, etc. Instead, they added their own and

Share Your Cookies!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 - 15:40
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 15:38
I've written before that we don't pay enough attention to privacy.

Five Ways Twitter Can Adapt Itself for Government

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - 16:12
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 16:03
Twitter is set to hire its first employee in Washington, DC, a Government Liaison.  That’s great news. 

Rethinking the Role of Citizens in a Gov 2.0 World

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - 14:25
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Recent social, political, and technological changes are redefining the role of citizens from one of just being voters, or just being polled for their opinions, to a far more interactive role. Much of this redefinition is happening online, but not in all cases.

A City App I’d Pay For (But May Not Have to)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 13:26
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:56
Like many other gov/tech enthusiasts, I’ve found this cartoon deeply relevant:

Public Administrators: Greatest Barriers to Citizen 2.0 are Busy, Self-interested, Inexpert Citizens

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - 10:56
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:28
 Yesterday, I tweeted a new Onion article, “Report: Majority Of Government Doesn't Trust Citizens Either.”  As with their 2000 piece, “Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'” The Onion hit on the truth through their satire.

The Other Side of Public = Online

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 - 14:57
Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 14:50
David Brinn’s The Transparent Society points out a central truth in the struggle between privacy and accountability: everyone wants accountability for everyone else, and privacy for themselves.  It’s the same ethic behind the Onion article: Report: 98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others.   Two recent developments showcase that tension: Sen.

Gov 2.0 - Governing the Digital Landscape

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 - 22:21
Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 22:06
Welcome to the inaugural post in a new series from the IBM Center for the Business of Government: Governing in the Digital Landscape. This series will explore the increasing number Gov 2.0 services and tools, review important Gov 2.0 legislation, and highlight Gov 2.0 events.  Along the way, it will feature interviews of some of the people leading Gov 2.0 efforts as well as those who caution a more deliberative course.

Gov/Web 2.0 Predictions for 2010

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 - 18:11
This is the time of year for predictions of what is ahead.  Here’s a compilation of various predictions.  Pick those that appeal to you! Federal News Radio: Web 2.0 is Changing Government.  In an interview in late 2009, editor Dorothy Ramienski came to the now-standard conclusion that “Web 2.0 and social networking tools are changing the way the federal government does business.”
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