Open Government Links of the Week – June 17, 2011

Open data: top tips on transparency for local authorities

  • This includes 6 tips…
  • The 1st of which is: “Make a start… accept that it’s not as complicated as you might think. Even on a very limited budget you’ll be surprised at what can be achieved and the difference it could make to the people in your community”

Guide: Wiki’s for Government

Beta: The future of government websites

  • “Launching a website in “beta” used to be a way to test functionality before releasing a more polished product for public consumption, but according to some federal technologists…”

City commission adopts phone attendance provision

  • What would be beneficial about this (or would it possibly be a negative step)? Hear what some have to say…

White House Establishes Government Accountability and Transparency Board

The Network Effect: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Tumblr Reach New Heights in May” (comScore)

A similar version of this was originally posted at the IT company that I work for’s product blog (Disclosure: the product deals w/ transparency, gov’t, & technology and our company works with government in multiple ways to help them with gov 2.0 and related technologies)

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