Wanted: Mayoral candidates who understand the power of data to improve government and empower Democracy. Must view city employment as public service and embrace Gov2.0.
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Prospective political candidates are using the full force of digital weapons to blast out their campaign promises. We're flooded with web-based, political paraphernalia.
A new breed of application is taking government data, repackaging it into a format that human beings can understand, and delivering it to people at a time when they can act on the information.
Social media is a contact sport. No doubt about it. People get bashed all the time. One only needs to look at the public time lines of Twitter or Facebook to see that.
Some days, it seem like there are as many definitions for Gov 2.0 as there are people.
If we do not take the steps to verify if these accounts are real, then the media and governments around the world are just asking for a repeat of last year's issues with Iran and Twitter.
The bottom line here is that citizens, government, media and NGOs can collaborate in unprecedented ways using innovative technology.
Code for America is matching up geeks with government. The San Francisco-based nonprofit is accepting applications until Sunday for fellowships for so...
The semantic web (Web 3.0) is coming to a Government 2.0 app near you! In one of the first International Strategic Alliances in the Gov 2.0 / Gov 3.0 ...
For the past couple weeks, GovLoop has been highlighting the hottest mobile applications, website re-designs, and social media contests coming out of government. Here are a couple of the latest examples.
New technologies are expanding the universe of those interested in getting engaged with the political system. This is great news for us, the people.
Gov 2.0 tools, applications and thinking allows for us to collectively take some ownership back. But what kind of ownership and control should we be seeking? Do we even know really?
The Center for American Progress found that millennials, have far greater faith in and expectations of government than their older compatriots. Does their attitude simply reflect their youth?
In 2010, whether Social Security can better deliver on its mission through adopting social media, more data, better e-services and mobile technologies is an open question.
It is truly fascinating to watch how fast and how broad the Government 2.0 revolution is spreading globally.
The Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers, Takeovers and Buyouts is almost upon us. This will mark the second major part of the Government 2.0 revolution.
As governments rush head on into constructing their own Gov 2.0 online platforms, applications and services; care needs to be taken to consider the privacy, industrial and personal issues.
Key to preventing fraud and abuse online is the accountability you get when you have a reasonable verified identity.
This could also provide a single...
If our political activity is known to our neighbors, future employers, and every random crazy with internet access, are we setting ourselves up for a more constrained political culture?
What happens when you bring together over 5,000 registered attendees to learn about how technology, social media and entrepreneurship are bringing much-needed innovation to D.C.?
Citizen co-delivery of services is based on the idea that a small group of people can do what the community depends on the government to do -- but more cheaply, quickly, and effectively.
Hey, there're a lot of people making government more effective and more responsive to citizens, providing better customer service.
They never get m...
As Americans scramble to file their taxes this season, they can take heart in knowing that it's getting easier to track where the money goes.
We need more "Camp Karen" types of activities in all of our civic spaces. In bringing dignity back to politics, we all grow as a people.
Twitter needs a Government Relations expert who also is a social media expert. Not the other way around.
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