2012 saw many people get foiled by their own attempts at keeping secrets online. General Petraeus is only the most vivid and open example. But this is happening to regular people every day. Expect this trend to continue into 2013.
In the last 5 years or so "Gov 2.0" (Government 2.0) has grown from being a name coined by William Egger to now becoming the umbrella term for serious change in government, and not just here in the United States, but around the world.
Social media is a double-edged sword, and this applies both to engagement and listening equally. Social CEOs are applying this type of thinking not just to themselves, but to their entire organizations.
Many people may not be familiar with Gov 2.0 but with all the current electioneering going on, we need to pause for a moment to see where a lot of this energy and technology is getting its base from. There are some excellent examples of where Gov 2.0 has crossed into electoral politics.
Social media is no longer just a buzzword, but really a part of daily life. Now the new thing is a play on the old one, "You've got Klout." Or do you? Or do you have Peerindex? Do you know your grade on Grader? Do you know what your Kred is?
The World Memory Project allows people to both search and add stories, context and personal histories to complete the full picture of the Holocaust period and the dramatic loss and suffering of millions.