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Mark D. Drapeau's Blog – December 2009 Archive (4)

What Would an Always-On-The-Record Government Look Like?

Recently, I wrote a post about Government 2.0 predictions for 2010-12, and one of them was that government would "always be on-the-record."



By that I meant that the combination of (1) the proliferation of tech-savvy citizens with mobile camera/video devices, (2) the prevalence of wi-fi or other Web connections, (3) the massive number of people using social networks like MySpace,… Continue

Added by Mark D. Drapeau on December 21, 2009 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Program Committee for the Gov 2.0 Expo in May 2010

Laurel Ruma and I have chosen a powerhouse (if I do say so myself) program committee to help us as co-chairs of the upcoming Gov 2.0 Expo in May 2010 in Washington, DC. It's a fairly diverse bunch - check them out here.



These are the people that will help us put together the keynote speakers, the "rapid fire" five-minute talks, the panels, and the workshops. There's still an open call… Continue

Added by Mark D. Drapeau on December 17, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Big vs. Small Federal Agency Government 2.0

It's almost commonplace to hear things like, Federal agencies are getting better with Government 2.0, transparency, and communicating with the public. But most of the examples of this that I see and hear are from big agencies. You know, agencies like these:



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

DEPARTMENT OF… Continue

Added by Mark D. Drapeau on December 15, 2009 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Why Isn't Government Data Fun?

Have you heard of GraphJam? It's a great site with a simple user interface that lets people make bar graphs, Venn diagrams, and more. The applications are mostly funny - making fun of song lyrics, vacation spots that you want to go to vs. those of your spouse, and so forth. Pop culture.



But what I'm wondering is: Why isn't government data this fun to play with? Data.gov and similar local… Continue

Added by Mark D. Drapeau on December 14, 2009 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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