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Gov 2.0 and The Rise of Informal Networks

Recently I wrote this post that was featured on the Wikinomics blog. I thought I would share it and cross post it here as well. ------------------------------------------- It’s official - Gov 2.0 is here to stay. From nGenera’s Gov 2.0: Wikinomics, Government and Democracy, project, NAPA’s Collaboration Project, and Mashable’s recent Gov 2.0 column, a lot... Read more »

Gov 2.0 Discussions on LinkedIn

I've seen some interesting dicussion in LinkedIn's Gov 2.0 group (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=91073). There's some different stuff there about Web 2.0 use in government, since even foreign government employees have joined in. I hope that most of those folks are members of GovLoop too!

The Building Industry Meets Web 2.0 at Be2Camp

How can the building industry use Web 2.0 tools to enhance delivery of services and better integrate new concepts like sustainability? These are some of the questions and issues that will be discussed at the upcoming barcamp, Be2Camp, to be held at The Building Centre on Store Street in London on Oct. 10, 2008. This... Read more »

A Second Life for government?

The Department of Innovation Universities and Skills Social Media Manager, Steph Gray, asked an interesting question the other day about second life and examples of government use. I have to admit, I’m not a particularly big fan of the platform. Whilst I think there are potential applications for government in virtual worlds, take-up is still... Read more »

GovLoop's Bureaucrat on Sports - The AP Top 25 NCAA Football Teams and Week 1 Picks

Welcome to the Hokie Guru’s Preview of the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 College Football Teams and Week week 1 picks (the season begins August 28). Ladies and gentlemen, it’s cupcake week. By cupcake, we mean the majority of the top 25 teams schedule “a very winnable game.” Sure, we have a few ranked matchups,... Read more »

Social Media and FOIA implications

It seems to me that using 3rd party social applications can be a great boon for government in communicating and collaborating with its constituents. However, when a government entity uses Facebook, Twitter, blogs or other (free or hosted) applications, at what point does the agency become responsible to fulfill FOIA requests to posted comments, images,... Read more »

GovLoop’s Bureaucrat on College Sports – Three Teams That Could Crash the Bowl Championship Series

According to the Free Dictionary, an underdog is one that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, as in sports or politics. Americans have always supported the underdog. In 1980, the United States Olympic Hockey Team shocked the world when it defeated the former Soviet Union. In 1998, Minnesotans shocked the country by electing... Read more »

GovLoop's Bureaucrat on College Sports - Ranking the Big 12 Football Bowl Subdivision Teams

Don’t forget about GovLoop’s membership drive. Get us to 1000 members by the end of August. And then enjoy some Starbucks coffee (or Diet Mountain Dew). Labor Day, one of the 2008 Federal Holidays, is fast approaching. This all means that college football is right around the corner. The first game is on August 28,... Read more »