Articles and resources about how government is making use of web 2.0 technologies (commonly referred to as government 2.0) to interact with citizens and provide government services.
This category last updated: 13 June 2013
Gartner grades Gov 2.0 a fail
- By Beverley Head. ITWire, Wednesday, 17 November 2010. "Governments the world over – Australia's included – are still missing the point about Gov 2.0. IT analyst Gartner says that instead of using social networks and the internet to empower Government workers and citizens, they are using the tools to push political messages and propaganda..."
Australia missing the Gov 2.0 boat: Gartner
- 'Still waiting' for gov 2.0 taskforce recommendations to be turned into reality, by Lisa Banks - Computerworld, 18 November, 2010. "The Australian government has missed the Gov 2.0 boat and should permit employee use of social media sites to increase its Web 2.0 reach, according to Gartner..."
Government 2.0 implementation in Australia: an AGIMO presentation
- By Peter Alexander - AGIMO Blog, 8 November 2010. "Recently, I gave a presentation to a Government 2.0 conference in Canberra on the topic of Government 2.0 implementation in Australia and AGIMO's relevant services..."
We don't need more Gov 2.0 initiatives in Australian government
- eGov AU - Craig Thomler's professional blog - eGovernment and Gov 2.0 thoughts and speculations from an Australian perspective, Monday, November 15, 2010. "I'm speaking this afternoon at the Garner Symposium ITXPO 2010 on a panel discussing the spread and success of Government 2.0 initiatives in Australia and a couple of other related topics. Thinking about it this morning I don't think government in Australia needs more Government 2.0 initiatives. In fact I don't think we need any at all..."
Top ten most influential of 2010: Gov 2.0
- 2010 is the year when Government 2.0 began to be delivered on making it a Top 10 influential contender, by Tim Lohman. Computerworld, 12 November, 2010. "... Coming in at number six for Computerworld Australia's top ten most influential of 2010: Gov 2.0. Gov 2.0 — the use of Web 2.0 tools such as as blogs, Twitter and social networking - to encourage greater citizen participation and promote more transparency in agency decision-making and administration — has arguably come a long way since the Gov 2.0 Taskforce handed in its recommendations in December..."
Citizen 2.0 - what does social media mean for government? (Workshop 2 CEBIT Gov 2.0 Conference)
- eGov AU - Craig Thomler's professional blog - eGovernment and Gov 2.0 thoughts and speculations from an Australian perspective, Thursday, November 4, 2010. "In Pat's Citizen 2.0 workshop we've been discussing how citizens have changed - their expectations and behaviours. Below is the list we came up with, and a video from William Perrin (given for Public Sphere) on how these changes are affecting government..."
What's wrong with Gov 2.0 being focused on… government?
- by Andrea Di Maio. Gartner, November 8, 2010. "An article on Computerworld Australia – quoting Guy Cranswick from IBRS – suggests that government 2.0 initiatives would be too inward-looking, scarcely focused on citizens and lacking a clear communication strategy. I did not read Guy's report, which most likely gives a much clearer explanation for this, but while the above looks bad at first sight, I actually think it is a good thing. My objection to many government 2.0 initiatives is that there is too much focus on engaging citizens and too little on looking at it as a toolkit for employees at all levels to do their job more effectively and efficiently..."
Gov 2.0 focused on government at expense of public
- Gov 2.0 needs to focus on citizen end users rather than the needs of governement agencies and departments, analyst firm IBRS argues, by Tim Lohman. Computerworld, 5 November, 2010. "While progress is being made in Government 2.0, it is government, rather than the public, that is reaping the rewards of the technology-led initiative. According to IBRS advisor, Guy Cranswick, while it was positive that governments were opening up and communicating with the public, the motivation was not greater transparency of government..."
Gov 2.0 Twitter hiccups inevitable: AGIMO
- By Josh Taylor, ZDNet Australia, November 5, 2010. "Controversial, high profile incidents involving public servants blogging or using Twitter are just part of the learning process of open government, or Government 2.0, according to Australian Government Information Management Office's (AGIMO's) online services branch assistant secretary Peter Alexander..."
Dan Rather interviews Tim O'Reilly on Gov 2.0
- by Alex Howard. GovFresh, November 3, 2010. "How did Tim O'Reilly describe the potential of Gov 2.0 to Dan Rather? "Government 2.0 is the attempt to harness the latest technology to make our government more effective, transparent and participatory", he said. What do the alpha geeks want to do, with respect to improving government? "They started saying, first of all, we want to open up government, we want more access to all this government data. We want to create new capabilities for citizen involvement."..."
Government Managers' Guide to Citizen 2.0
- Posted by: Gadi Ben-Yehuda. IBM Center for the Business of Government, Thursday, October 28, 2010. "What the various kinds of citizen 2.0 want, how government mangers can give it to them, and why they should bother making volunteering more inviting. Over the past few weeks, I've written about the other half of Gov 2.0: Citizen 2.0. My goal has been twofold: first, to help citizens understand that engaging government isn’t all-or-nothing. Citizens can participate in meaningful ways both from home and outside it. They can work in and for their community by themselves and as a team effort with their neighbors. They can engage in civic activity by putting on work gloves, writing insightful comments on blogs (with links, please!), or writing code. Equally as important, though perhaps not as explicit, I have wanted to help government managers understand how citizens are participating in Gov 2.0 and what government agencies can do to make citizen participation easier and more rewarding. In my final post on this topic (for now), I want to address these two questions directly within the framework I’ve laid out..."
Cultural change biggest challenge for Gov 2.0: AGIMO
- AGIMO to issue a 'Gov 2.0 primer' to federal and state agencies, by Tim Lohman - Computerworld, 2 November, 2010. "Gov 2.0 is progressing rapidly, but cultural change remains the biggest barrier to its widespread adoption, according to the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)..."
Updated: Microsoft forks out $1 mil for Gov 2.0
- Second round of government 2.0 funding from Microsoft seeks to remedy past mistakes, demands no restrictions, by James Hutchinson. Computerworld, 26 October, 2010. "Microsoft has donated funding of $1 million to the Federal Government to promote development of Gov 2.0 tools and processes. The new funding is the second such injection pledged by the software giant, following the $2.45 million it pledged to the Government 2.0 Taskforce last year to establish and encourage projects around open government data communication and collaboration. The Project Fund oversaw a total of 19 projects prior to the release of the Taskforce Report in December 2009 largely around data publication and online engagement..."
Weighing a more balanced view of Government 2.0
- by Alex Howard. GovFresh, October 27, 2010. "There's a lot to consider in Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio's newest post, toward a more 'balanced view of government 2.0'. Balanced views are good, as are research, evidence, case studies and solid reporting... One thing I'd pose as a cautionary note to his last post is that the state of government 2.0 or open government can't be measured simply by the answers of government CIOs, particularly at the federal level. It's in the hands of more people than that, with respect to the 'we government' meme that the Personal Democracy Forum has articulated..."
Toward a More Balanced View of Government 2.0
- by Andrea Di Maio. Gartner, October 27, 2010. "A few days ago I published what I thought would be a pretty innocuous post, sharing my experience at the Gartner Symposium. The post expressed a not-totally positive view about the relevance of government 2.0 for many of the CIOs and other IT leaders..."