Dan Knauss replied to the topic Blog Commentary regarding web 2.0 in the government in the forum Government 2.0 Club 10 years, 5 months ago
There’s a lot more to do than blog. Blogging by itself is more of a Web 1.0 technology. Depends how you do it.
Web 2.0 tools are great for quietly listening to people, whether it’s constituents and customers (a good basis for providing them with better service) or peers, colleagues and thought leaders you want to keep up with. A selective set of twitter following gets me the local pulse and the pulse of more intellectual and professional people who can teach me useful things. I have twitter set up now so that I need to avoid it a lot. It’s very intellectually engaging and often east up a lot of time unexpectedly–most often when it points me to substantial reading or discussion participation elsewhere on the web.
Web 2.0 is also full of hints about how transparency will be the new control.
Has anyone read Clay Shirky on how a new “Magna Carta” is inevitable and needed–policies if not widely accepted practices regarding “access”? Leaders can’t and shouldn’t listen to or engage with everyone.
My thoughts on it in the context of journalism/how the public sphere interacts with politicians and government:
“Is nothing off the record anymore?”
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