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.
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April 25, 2009 at 2:53 am #70758
I am working on a presentation at work about Web 2.0 and Government 2.0. What is Web 2.0 to you? What is Government 2.0 to you? Do you have any resources that you think would be good for my presentation?
April 25, 2009 at 3:18 am #70766
Alice M. FisherParticipant
Bill I can send you a presentation via email if you would like to get you started and just use whatever suits your needs or applies. Contact me at alicemfisher58 @ yahoo dot com
April 25, 2009 at 11:34 am #70764
Hi Bill –
You may like to talk about some new Web 2++ technology. It’s a free Wiki for executable English, that is, English that also works as a program. Plus, it provides English explanations of results.
It’s online at http://www.reengineeringllc.com . There, you will also find some presentations and papers. I can email ppt versions to you if you would like to make excerpts.
show how to use this to link Governement and other data to do something useful.
I’d be interested please to see your presentation.
April 25, 2009 at 4:17 pm #70762
April 27, 2009 at 3:13 am #70760
Chris L. LatendresseParticipant
Your questions are on the lips of many inside and outside government, and are questions I’m working on as part of a graduate degree. Just about everyone I’ve spoken with seems to have their own take on Government 2.0, and Web 2.0. however, there are some running themes I’ll mention below:
Do you have any resources that you think would be good for my presentation?
Have a look in a discussion group I’ve started asking about ‘Must Reads’ for Web 2.0 and Government 2.0. I’ve summarized the recommendations into a pdf which is posted at the top of the discussion.
What is Web 2.0 to you? What is Government 2.0 to you?
Web 2.0 includes a combination of Social Media applications (RSS, blogs, wikis, podcasts, vlogs, social bookmarking, tagging and folksonomy, mashups); Social Computing (social networking, collaboration, peer-to-peer networks); Applications and Architectures (SOA, Software-as-a-Service, syndication, Photo and file sharing, Virtual collaboration, search engines, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, Facebook); and outcomes (network effects, user generated content, mashups, folksonomies, feedback and rankings, crowdsourcing, prosumers). Web 2.0 is a transistion from Web 1.0 environments which were all about having a ‘static’ web presence and effective dissemination of information (portals, taxonomy, content manatement, stickiness), whereas Web 2.0 is a transistion to collaboration.
Government 2.0 is typically thought of as simply the application of Web 2.0 technogies and philosophies to the Government context. My opinion is that Government 2.0 is an extension of e-Government. In models of e-Government implementation, one of the final stages in the evolutionary growth of e-Goverment is a stage commonly known as ‘Transformation’. Transformation involves both internal and external transformation of government, and Web 2.0 and ICT is seen as manifesting this evolution. During this stage, Internet technologies and ICT becomes pervasive within government (internal), flattening the vertical hierarchies, and connecting horizontally across agencies and departments to provide information and data sharing, . Externally, the application of Web 2.0 is expected to enhance two-way communication and collaboration between Government and Citizen/Business enhancing the delivery of services and permitting e- Participation, e-Democracy (Deliberative and Direct Democracy), Policy Webs (wikis), higher levels of citizen engagement, etc. Therefore, in my opinion Government 2.0 includes institutional reform on a level we have not seen in a long time, including the application of Web 2.0 technologies and philosophies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of government processes and service delivery, and the relationship between governments and its citizens.
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