Posts Tagged: governing

The challenge for government: Why it’s important to know how people learn about their community

Information is power. Actually, there is no power in information but in who creates it and controls it. That’s the power of information –how it’s used. Did you know that local TV news is still the most popular source for local information in America? However, adults rely on it primarily for just three subjects: weather,… Read more »

GovLoop & Steve Featured in GOVERNING today!

Here’s the article: Social Media in the Public Sector Posted By John O’Leary | October 4, 2010 A recent study from the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) found an increasing shift toward the use of social media such as Twitter, YouTube, and the like, as a way to better reach constituents. According to the… Read more »

10 reasons why online social media are critical to democratic governance (pt.1)

The Web has transformed and continues to transform how government serves and relates to its citizenry. With the spread of broadband internet access now in 66% of American homes according to the Pew Research Center, some futurists have predicted that without access to the web, citizens may eventually lose touch entirely with the ability to… Read more »

Synergy with Idealist.org

I just found out about the Idealist.org website, and noticed that they have a Government Agencies section. http://www.idealist.org/en/welcome/government.html This brings up a general case about how an increasing number of like-minded communities will have areas of overlap. One of the intriguing aspects of the Web 2.0 technologies is that they provide an alternative to the… Read more »

Jane & John Q. Public’s “Year-End (2009) Gov 2.0 List”

There are some great “year-end” blog posts and articles reviewing e-Gov, or government via the Internet. This year, it is mostly about Gov 2.0 — stories or benchmarks for expanding collaborative technologies of Web 2.0 across the public sector. All of these articles come from practitioners, intended for reading/discussion among other practitioners. What’s missing? How… Read more »

Enabling Open Government

In June, I made a presentation to the Government SIG of the Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network. Sunny Hester, who is the SIG Chair, recently created a Government OD Network group. The topic of my presentation was Enabling Open Government, which covered several topics, including a final section which I hope will generate a conversation… Read more »