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How about Government 2.0?

liftAt Lift conference, Olivier Glassey gave a talk about eGovernment on the open stage. As an employee in public administration, I was interested by his point of view on what web 2.0 can impact a government’s action… Here are a short summary of suggested ideas :

When talking about functions of the state, what are we looking at?
– sovereignty, welfare, education, economic development

In the recent past, governments used technology to do : Electronic Data processing, Performance Management, Web 1.0 / online content and eServices Delivery… Well, doing the same thing as usual… but online…

Right now… what can we expect from the use of technology in governmental action ?
– Transparency and User experience ? (how to communicate about what judiciary and executive power do…)
– Participation ? (at the legislative level)

So, that’s more about campaigning, lobbying, monitoring, benchmarking, policy making, polling, petitioning… eReferendums and eInitiatives in Switzerland and maybe even a wiki-Constitution in Geneva…

Governement 2.0 is an empty word… it is more about politics 2.0, digital governance, eParticipationnouvo

To see the video of this short presentation: website or ! (open stage – Olivier Glassey)

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Social media is alive and kicking!

As Simple Minds put it, social media is alive and kicking.


On Techcrunch, Erick Schonfeld‘s comment on ComScore worldwide traffic stats from Sept. 2007 to Nov. 2008 is giving a good idea of social media’s rise.

If Facebook’s number of total unique visitors is always on the rise (not really surprising…), blogging plateforms like wordpress and Blogger are doing well. But more relevant in my opinion is the persistent presence of websites like Flickr, MySpace or Scribd (see Scribd stats for 2007-2008) in this top 20. Indeed, more people throughout the world are willing to share documents, pictures, videos, presentations (slideshare…) freely online, the web becoming a giant collaborative wiki.

This looks quite exciting isn’t it ? … and this wasn’t really pointed out in the 2009 web trends so far…

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