[LINK] ABC News: Government communications: online but out of touch
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Sun Oct 9 07:23:45 AEDT 2011
Government communications: online but out of touch
Fri 07 Oct 11, 17:06pm AEST
In Australia the democratic promise of Jobs's legacy remains unfulfilled. While millions of people are mourning the loss of Steve Jobs, no doubt having heard about it via their smartphone through Twitter, Facebook or news feed, most people in Government Communications are still acting as if the e-revolution never happened over 10 years ago. Sadly, e-communications is one of the areas letting down the Government the most. How do I know? Because during the first term of the Rudd government, having seen the extraordinary potential of e-communications in the United States, I was given the job of creating the prime minister's e-communications unit. It was about bringing the highest office in our democracy into the 21st century. The problem was that Canberra in general became a centre of...
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