[LINK] Senator Kate Lundy's Government 2.0 briefing paper

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Jul 22 12:24:43 AEST 2009

On 22/07/2009, at 12:17 PM, Brenda Aynsley wrote:
> forgive my ignorance stil but what's a government 2.0 ?

Loosely speaking, using the online, participative tools which are  
loosely categorised as "web 2.0" for government. It's a bit of a  
misnomer because many of the tools might well be "web 3.0" instead,  
and indeed there's a school of thought which says these labels are  
perhaps too loosely-defined to be of real-world use.

The Wikipedia description http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_2.0  
is as good as any other.

     Government 2.0 is neologism for attempts to apply
     the social networking and integration advantages of
     Web 2.0 to the practice of government. Government
     2.0 is an attempt to provide more effective
     processes for government service delivery to
     individuals and businesses. Integration of tools
     such as wikis, development of government-specific
     social networking sites and the use of blogs, RSS
     feeds and Google Maps are all helping governments
     provide information to people in a manner that is
     more immediately useful to the people concerned.

Another version is really that this is just what we were calling "e- 
domocracy" last week.

The Rudd Government has set up a Government 2.0 Taskforce http://gov2.net.au/ 
  to look at all these things. Senator Lundy's paper will be a major  
first input into that taskforce's processes.


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