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Gov 2.0 Has Reached Criticality

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

As they say, we have come a long way. Whether in government or out; whether an inventor, an engineer, an app designer, a government official, a new media department head; whether in business, government or academia.

Are You a Bad Business? Meet WikiWorker!

Sally Duros | Posted 08.22.2012 | Chicago
Sally Duros

The front lines of an organization can lead the way and make visible to leadership what needs to change. The public, in turn, can work through the social web to let this vision be known.

The Undercard No More -- Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza

Kyle Hillman | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Not only did new City Clerk Mendoza have a challenger candidate supported by the black community, she had the task of defending the importance of the position, as eliminating it became a talking point.

India Govcamp Reveals Fast Global Gov 2.0 Growth

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

India Govcamp shows the Global Growth of Gov 2.0 and Open Government http://gov2.in/ Governments and the people they serve around the world are stru...

Libya and the Short of It

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

There has been a spate of recent stories about the problems with shorterners, long before the current problems heated up. Governments should take the mischievous component out of the equation.

Government Doesn't Suck

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

GovLoop is organizing a pre-Rally to Restore Sanity rally to put a face on governmental bureaucracy, to show the country that we're capable of a laugh.

The Tragedy of Political Advocacy

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

If you are one of the 135 million people [1] who have contacted Congress by letter, phone call, or online petition in the last few years, you've proba...

Politics, Social Media, Beer and Guns

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

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 In Need of the "G" Chip?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

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.

As Dots Connect, Whole Emerges for Future of News

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

The online dots are quickly connecting. Gov2.0 entrepreneurs are building a strong backbone for a hyperlocal new stream. And much of the innovation is seated here in Chicago.

People Are the Center of Gov 2.0

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Without people, there is no technology that works beyond a few days or so. Without people, data has no meaning. The gravity of the situation rests now and will always rest with the people.

So, What is Gov 2.0?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

People across the country are working to bring massive societal change to how we interact with our government.

Troll Patrol - 5 Things You Can Do

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Trolling is a growing problem online and especially in social media spaces. It clogs up our email boxes, confuses the follower/following counts and throws monkey wrenches into people actively building engaged online communities. I have created my own types based on behavior I have seen.

Creating Online Communities that Work -- .gov is the New .com --

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Listening to people rather than talking at people. That was Anil Dash's summary of a basic challenge that lies ahead for many world's representatives as they explore Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs and other online platforms

Video, People, Language Capture The Energy of Gov 2.0 LA

Alan W. Silberberg and Ralph J. Shapira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg and Ralph J. Shapira

One of the key themes in this past weekend's event was "Video is the New Text." Another is that the jargon and language used in Government 2.0 is holding us back.

Gov 2.0: A Message from Hollywood to the Beltway

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Gagnier

Government 2.0 is an umbrella term for the variety of projects and platforms coming from both the public and private sectors that have the goal of bringing government into the 21st century.

Government Gets Geeky: Gov2.0LA Kicks Off in Los Angeles

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Gov2.0LA kicked off this morning in Los Angeles, bringing together members of the communications, technology and government communities to foster disc...

SeeClickFix.com -- public/private partnership for local gov't customer service

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, the deal with SeeClickFix is that it's about people working with local problems they need fixed. You can report problems, and then they're sent ...

Serious Words About Net-based Public Service From Gwynne on Dot-gov

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey: Gwynne Kostin from DHS is one of the folks figuring this out, and if you're interested, check out Gwynne on dot-gov: What Is the Most Important T...

UK and US Share Challenges to Transformational Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig Newmark

In both countries, public servants have already been doing so, providing new means of customer service and engagement. It's slow-building, but real.

Bearing Witness: The Transformation of American Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Seems to be that major American history is being written right now in Washington and many state capitols, something that has begun to change our lives...

AIDS.gov -- Another Public Service Blog that Gets Stuff Done

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a blog as a part of the AIDS.gov website to provide information on the uses of new media for the HIV/AIDS community.

Terrific News: Alec Ross to Advise Clinton/State Department on Tech & Innovation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I've worked with Alec. He'll really help the US work more effectively with the world. This is for real.