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Propagating Citizen 2.0

adrielhampton.com – The intent of my blog is to increase the acceptance and practice of Web 2.0 concepts in governance. I believe in a basic libertarian ideal of self-determination, but also in a strong central government to provide security and a baseline standard of living and health. Underpinning my political philosophy is a raging populist… Read more »

Moving forward

There is a lot of focus on what the democratization of publishing means for a government of the people, by the people, for the people. For the U.S. Government to move forward requires work in the new media environment to become an accepted operating procedure. In government, though, nothing moves forward without policy. Policies governing… Read more »

Answering the Ills of Social Media

adrielhampton.com – I’ve done some thinking about institutional problems in social media that challenge successful implementation of Government 2.0 initiatives. I’d like to recruit you to help me combat them. First, let’s agree that social media is an art that requires a bit of learning and humility. Ask, read, discuss, and when you think you… Read more »

Creating Public Value through User-Generated Applications

With the success of the Obama campaign, governments are finally starting to talk about web 2.0 and how it can be used to improve services. In a recent essay, Bill Schrier, the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Seattle, presents ways in which government can use web 2.0 to create a better community and… Read more »

Modern Marvels & Absolute Zero NOVA Special

Five NIST employees will be featured on the Modern Marvels: Measure It episode that will air THIS week, Tuesday December 23rd at 8 pm ET. Elizabeth Gentry and Robert Watters (Technology Services), Zeina Jabbour (Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory), Dean Ripple and Greg Strouse (Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory) talk about their work. Also, on Tuesday at… Read more »

Summer camp games DO teach useful skills- like financial fraud…

(This is my first blog-esque post ever. So, sorry…) Remember that game Sharks And Minnows? Where one person was the shark and you had to swim with a group from one side of the pool to the other without getting tagged? Safety in numbers was the lesson then, especially because the game got progressively harder… Read more »

Three Challenges for Mainstreaming Gov 2.0

adrielhampton.com – When you think of challenges to moving government towards more collaboration, openness and direct democracy, you may think of issues like institutionalized resistance to interagency sharing, legacy laws blocking Gov 2.0 uptake, or some other roadblock to adoption. I don’t think those barriers are as big as we think. But three features already… Read more »