Mark Drapeau tell them Goverati, I prefer WikiGov. What’s the best?

In a recent post at ReadWriteWeb.com, Mark Drapeau have a point: Tools as govloop are on the roots of the rise of Goverati.

I’m not sure, but I think that this name is made by the contraction of Government and Technorati. And I thought that the first who study and put a name of that kind of social collaboration was Dan Tapscott in there Wikinomics. For that, I thought that could be better to tell them wikigovs.

Wikigov = Openness, Peering, Sharing, and Acting Globally…

Maybe the last one was the most difficult to demonstrate, but there are canadian, british, australian and catalans civil servants sharing and peering on that Network. Then, this tools are promoting the global action, too.

What’s best or it’s not the same idea?

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Lluís Mauri Sellés

That’s just one of my point to tell them wikigov: Be a wiki in a peering wikiworld not an “ati” in an exclusive elitist-world.

Barry Everett

Perhaps. I mean, after all, Government is like the biggest Wiki of them all. Like 2 million pipple trying edit the Wikipedia page on Madonna… OK, I’ll go with WikiGov, but my Govatar will still rep for me in the VW venues.

Ari Herzog

Everyone on Govloop is a member of the Goverati, it could be construed. Which sounds better: being a member of the Goverati or being a member of the Wikigov? I vote the former.

Adriel Hampton

The issue is, people already feel out of touch with their government. Elitist descriptors only hurt the cause, even if not ill-intentioned. As I’ve said elsewhere, I am a poor white, an American Indian, a private investigator, a former journalist, a husband, a dad, a Christian, and someone lucky enough to have an interesting and fairly stable public sector job. I’m here to help, and not interested in being part of a country club. Just my .02.