Government 2.0 Club is an informal organization focused on convening the tribe of technologists and thinkers focused on applying social technologies to the governments worldwide.
What is Gov 2.0?
May 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm #101374
I’m interested in seeing examples of short definitions of “Government 2.0.” What is it? Can it be defined in three sentences or less? I’m grateful for all replies.
May 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm #101400
The use of collaborative strategies and tools (such as social media) in coordination with traditional strategies and tools to deliver enhanced value to citizens, constituents, customers. While transparency and relationship building are often stated as goals the true goal is to better achieve the goal stated in the first sentence while reducing operational costs.
May 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm #101398
Patrick – here are some definition discussions that have taken place previously and recently
My preference of these is:
“Gov 2.0 embraces the use of new and old tools, changes of employee and contractor culture, and improvements in processes that make government more transparent, collaborative, and participatory–enabling citizens and others to gain more efficient and timely access to data, information, and services through the sharing and distribution of information within and throughout the government.” drafted from the coments of quite a few people in the last link above.
May 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm #101396
Love the video blog.
Re Gov 2.0, what is “enhanced value”?
(I’m a little over-scheduled today, but I’ll get back here as often as I can.)
May 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm #101394
The use of tools(both new and old) to achieve meaningful involvement of citizens in their government(s)
May 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm #101392
From Tapscott’s “Gov 2.0, Wikinomics, Government and Democracy” and others I take a view that Gov 2.0 is a next generation of government (including better public administration) that leveage emerging technologies and adapts them.E-gov reshapes the relationships between and within government, individuals, and business for:
• Multi-dimensional collaboration across agencies and jurisdictions.
• Opening up the boundaries of government
• Inviting input from citizens, non-governmental organizations and private enterprise to yield Interactive models of political communication and a new golden age of democracy.
• Use of public data to create more public “knowledge” and drive innovation
To a large degree it leverages the three core components that make up Web 2.0 – Communication & Collaboration, Transparency and Empowerment to attack ongoing problems.
There are many open questions on the raod to Gov 2.0 such as what type of government an empowered citizen will request and demand and how they will choose to participate.
May 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm #101390
Great question. “Enhanced value” is fancy way of saying getting stuff done. 🙂
The use of collaborative strategies and tools (such as social media) in coordination with traditional strategies and tools to deliver enhanced value to citizens, constituents, customers. While transparency and relationship building are often stated as goals the true goal is to better achieve the goal stated in the first sentence while reducing operational costs. As examples, enhanced value includes citizen collaboration on topics ranging from 311 services and videotaping and archiving of town meetings.
May 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm #101388
A simple definition: Gov 2.0 = Government + technology + interacting w/ and communicating to citizens.
May 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm #101386
Show off 🙂 Great definition Justin.
May 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm #101384
I’ve had Fed staff criticize the use of “citizen” as too specific since they frequently have non-citizen stakeholders (legal as well as otherwise). And although technology is certainly a part of the “tools” used and a focus of many of these definitions, it is the act of communication and interaction that is important… so a speech with questions and answer is a critical act of communication and interaction with potentially no technology involved (would it be better with a YouTube video that goes viral, sure!).
May 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm #101382
Haha, thanks. It’s what I came up with for a competition on Twitter for a definition of Gov 2.0.
May 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm #101380
For a definitional vieww of Gov 2.0, how about the component picture at:
May 26, 2010 at 8:56 pm #101378
I would have NO problem changing citizen to stakeholder, In fact that probably fits better than citizen if we are talking about NON-federal organization(s) which are actively engaged in the Government 2.0 arena….
July 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm #101376
William J. Kelleher, Ph.D.Participant
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