Weekly Round-up: October 15, 2010
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:20
A collection of articles we read this week.
Friday, October 15, 2010
- Salon interviews Steven Johnson, the author of "Where Good Ideas Come From," who argues that what we need to focus on is making incremental changes rather than trying to achieve singular epiphanies or game-changing brakthroughs. Great advice for career govvies!
- Mashable explores the difference between facebook and twitter, saying that the former is a social network and the latter an information network. A good distinction to keep in mind; there's a right tool for every job and a nearly-right tool. Speaking of. . . .
- New tools you might want to check out: Gripe could be used by government offices to solicit both positive and negative feedback; Formulists is an admittedly-rough way to start doing anayltics on your twitter followers; with Clue, you can add a game layer to your Web site; Micromobs might be an easier way to manage collaboration.
- DC's OCTO is "Going ROWE." Yeah, it's strange for me to read a blog series from a guy named Gadi, but this one is can't-miss.
- President Signs Plain Writing Act. Will lawyers start quitting the government in droves? President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act, an initiative that began in the Clinton Administration as a reinventing government initiative (remember the Gobbledygook Award?).
- Lessons for government from some of the most active web 2.0 sources.
- Recognition for groundbreaking innovation from an IBM senior researcher on intelligence in computing.
- Interagency management of cybersecurity -- potential for significant governance rationalization given cross-agency agreement.
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