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Gov 2.0: The Promise of Innovation

Tim O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim O'Reilly

Can government become a platform of, for and by the people?

More Than a New Web Site: What Gov2.0 Is (and Isn't)

Gadi Ben-Yehuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gadi Ben-Yehuda

When I talk to others who work at the intersection of government and the Web, everyone uses the term "Gov 2.0." I've started using the term "G21," which better defines our mission.

New Anti-Terror Weapons: You, Me, iPhone & Twitter

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
W. David Stephenson

Crafting an effective strategy to productively involve the general public in homeland security should center on two technologies: mobile communication devices and Web 2.0 social media.

Digital Immortality and Death 2.0

Scott Lachut | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Lachut

Particularly in the case of social media, when taken together the multitude of eternal digital data forms a history of a person's life.

The Suggestion Box Ate My Idea: Making Crowdsourcing Actionable

Daniel Dworkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dworkin

The crowdsourcing technology market is quickly becoming saturated and each app has its own unique use. Here's the best of what's out there.

YouTube Diplomacy Meets #iranelection

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Rosen

To bet heavily on web 2.0, particularly in light of the events in Iran, is too aggressive a step for the Obama Administration with too unpredictable a technology still early in its infancy.

Cracking the Boys Club: 10 Pioneers in Tech and Web 2.0

Allyson Kapin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Allyson Kapin

While there are plenty of successful women who have cracked the tech boys club, here is my list of Top 10 Pioneers in Tech and Web 2.0 that should make experts' future lists.

Media Literacy 101: "Allah O Akbar!" has become a cry for freedom

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

The pictures from Tehran are showing that Iranians are not monolithic in their beliefs. Demonstrably they can be both committed to God and to free and fair elections.

Media Literacy 101: Cloak-and-Dagger News

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Moeller

It's not just Iran. Getting news out of countries in the throes of political turmoil has always been dicey. And getting the news out has often meant using the most recent technology to thwart the authorities.

YouTube Diplomacy and Iran

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Rosen

In Iran, a religious revolution in decline is confronting a technological revolution in ascendancy.

Iran's Revolution Will Be Twittered (and Blogged and YouTubed and...)

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leah Anthony Libresco

Social media hasn't only given Iranians a way to evade censorship and speak out; it has given them a way to mobilize attacks on Ahmadinejad's coalition, attacks that go beyond rallies.

FACEBOOK VANITY URL Plan Becomes The Digital Gold Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Facebook Vanity URL Plan: If you're a real web addict you'll be sitting at your computer waiting for the clock to strike 12:01 AM Eastern Time. That'...

The Impending Demise of the University

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Schooled on Google and Wikipedia, students want to inquire, not rely on the professor for a detailed roadmap. They want an animated conversation, not a lecture. They want an interactive education.

"Web 2.0": English Gets Its Millionth Word

CNN | John D. Sutter CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

English contains more words than any other language on the planet and added its millionth word early Wednesday, according to the Global Language Monit...

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Prime Minister

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don Tapscott

What has changed that would explain why negative advertising is losing its punch in Canada? The answer is the election of President Barack Obama by the young voters of America.

'Kremlin's School Of Bloggers' Marks Russia's Embrace Of Web 2.0

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One of the Kremlin's pet new media projects has been a site called It's been set up under the auspices of the Fund for Effective Politics,...

Journalists, Your Tears Have Meaning

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

Web 2.0 technology is inexorably bettering our political culture.

Stimulating the Information Technology Economy and Expanding Democracy

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

The web should be a tool for ordinary people throughout the world to reach beyond boundaries and become the driving force for social, political, and economic progress.

Some advice for Aneesh Chopra, Obama's New CTO

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President Obama has announced the long awaited choice for his Chief Technology Officer -- Aneesh Chopra. Says Tim O'Reilly "Aneesh Chopra is a rock s...

Microblogging with Shitter - I Mean Twitter

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

The odds are that traffic and use of Twitter will eventually level off or shrink, precisely because it possesses the classic attributes of a fad.

The Road to Capitalism 2.0 (from G20 to GM)

Tantan Pablo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tantan Pablo

If the economical model that defined the 20th century is about to dive into a new stage, there is one thing we can all agree on: although a useful metaphor, "Capitalism 2.0" would be a horrible name.

Democracy 2.0: Obama and Citizen Engagement

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

For far too long, we've been living in what I've called a broadcast democracy. Voters only count during election time.

The Consumer Review Opportunity for Local Businesses

Lawrence Coburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Coburn

Rather than waste time trying to silence the websites that host consumer reviews, or the consumers themselves, local businesses would be better served to channel their energy towards maximizing the value of this new medium.

Is The Yelp Controversy Overblown?

Lawrence Coburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Coburn

There has been a flurry of controversy around the local business rating community The allegations? That Yelp will remove or hide negative reviews for companies that advertise.

Feminism Online

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

To me, the key to the Fem2.0 conference on February 2 was to mashup, interact, and expand the dialogue.