1. Government Online (04/27/2010) – New report from Pew Internet and American Life Project explores how Americans use government websites and
online resources: did you know one third of online adults use social
media to get government information? http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Government-Online.aspx
2. Collaboration and Emerging Technologies in Government (04/26/2010) Newsletter from GSA’s Office of Citizen Services
that showcases how governments worldwide are using technology to
collaborate (3rd in a 3-part series on Open Government).
Includes articles from government and non-government thought leaders
around the world.
Union E-Gov Benchmarking Report (11/2009) – Best practices of European countries with
successful E-Government strategies. Major finding is the importance of
improving user experience to engage citizens.
1. Twitter highlights USGS as case study (03/2010) –
Twitter posts its first government agency example of how to use Twitter for “the business of
government,” featuring the U.S. Geological Surveyhttp://www.blog.govtwit.com/2010/03/23/twitter-promotes-case-study-on-how-government-uses-its-network/
2. The Institute for Web Sciences (03/2010) – UK
announces a new research institute headed by Tim Berners-Lee to research
and commercialize next generation Web 3.0 technologies.
3. The year open data went worldwide (03/2010)
– Tim Berners Lee video from TED conference about the open data
movement around the world – many excellent examples. http://governingpeople.com/Home/21957
4. Can Mobile phones close the digital divide? (04/27/2010) Mobile phones can provide an almost instant
economic shot in the arm.