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GovTwit's 10 top gov 2.0 stories for 2010

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While 2009 seemed to be about learning in the world of government 2.0, 2010 seemed to usher in more "doing," especially in the U.S. federal government. It's hard to narrow down dozens of efforts down to a single list, but the 10 stories below are ones that stand out for me (in date order):

  1. State Department organizes text donation campaign for Haitian earthquake
  2. GSA launches Ideascale crowdsourcing platform tool
  3. Department of Defense publishes "Internet based capabilities" polic...
  4. OMB issues guidance for how agencies can use challenges and prizes ...
  5. USGS becomes the first government agency case study presented by Tw...
  6. The Library of Congress obtains rights to Twitter's entire archive ...
  7. launches mobile app store
  8. NARA issues guidance for agencies on how to effectively manage soci...
  9. negotiates Fed-friendly terms of service for 14 popular so...
  10. Twitter hires D.C.-based manager of government and political partne...

There's obviously a lot more that occurred throughout the year, but I wanted to simply capture the ones that were top of mind. I suppose I should also include that GovTwit celebrated its second anniversary last month. There were roughly 900 IDs added to the directory this year, bringing the total number of accounts tracked to nearly 3,300. Thanks to all who support the directory via pointing out additions.

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Tags: Best of 2010, Deloitte, GovTwit, jobs, tech


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Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 20, 2010 at 9:58am

This is an excellent list, Steve. I think you accurately captured the most significant stories in the Gov 2.0 space.

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