Weekly Research and Best Practices

Social networks are most popular Gov 2.0 tool (09/2010) – Hewlett-Packard surveyed 103 executives from federal, state and local government agencies about their use of Web 2.0 Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they used social networking tools, followed by blogs, video, government-specific networks, podcasts, wikis, syndicated feeds, and virtual worlds. http://www.slideshare.net/govloop/hp-government-it-survey-report-government-20

A community of fans, friends and power-users (09/2010) – Read how Estonia uses technology to include citizens in the democratic process. They’ve found that having a community of Wikipedia-like users leads to sustainable eParticipation. http://www.jedem.org/article/view/45/39

Secure Mobile Government
– Latest innovation to come out of Singapore is a mobile app which allows users to access the national authentication system, or SingPass. With 1.3 mobile phones per person in Singapore, and SingPass transactions up to 34.4 million a year, SingPass on the Go will be worth watching as the U.S. moves to a more mobile government.. http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2010/oct/04/singapore-mobile-govt-uptake/

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