Open Government Links of the Week – September 16, 2011

6th edition of state-by-state Open Government Guide (HT NFOIC)

  • How’d your state do? How do you think it could be improved?

Social Media as a Credible News Source?

  • “Still a little ooky about social media? Well, believe it or not, social media is a major element of news nowadays.”
  • This talks specifically about social media, the news, and recent weather.

Perspective: 5 Tech Trends in the Elections Industry

  • “Technology is dramatically transforming the election process. Election offices are challenged to keep pace through leveraging technology to increase transparency and improve communication with the public. Here are five technology trends being adopted by election offices across the country to better serve voters, candidates and the media.”

Census: State and local governments employed fewer in 2010

  • “The Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll shows totals for state and local government full-time and part-time employment, and it details employment by government function at the national and state level.”

Survey shows people prefer using PCs, Web portals to contact agencies

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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