Gov 2.0 Week in Review
On open data, open government, open cities, open source and more.
by Alex Howard | @digiphile | Originally posted on O’Reilly Radar, August 6, 2010
Last week, I watched Tim O’Reilly talk about Gov 2.0 and Code for America with Shira Lazar on CBS News. Their interview focused upon how Gov 2.0 uses the technology and innovation of Web 2.0 to address the needs of government. As Lazar put it, the future of government is in your hands.
The call to civic action that is implicit in that vision for Gov 2.0 may resonate withGeneration Y in unprecedented ways. New Research on millennials by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the “the generation gap in government” suggests a a majority of millennials “would be more likely to support political candidates who embrace improving government performance, effectiveness, and efficiency.” The poll from CAP suggested, in a larger sense, that Americans want better government, not smaller government.
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