Archive for the ‘Public Sector’ category

ACT Govt consulting online on how citizens want to engage

June 9, 2009

The Act government is currently asking its citizens how they want to engage with government. Check it out.

Centre for Digital Government

April 15, 2009

A great resource of White Papers on the theme of government, innovation and technolgy.

Social Media Policy

April 9, 2009

A rich source of links to new media thinking and practice in the public sector. The UK in particular is very proactive in this space and makes us look a bit slow and timid.

A 2.0 Presidency?

April 6, 2009

A commitment to open, participatory engagement with citizens in the decision-making processes of government is the promise of the current administration in the US – see the link below for more..


February 13, 2009

An interesting observation about government insiders or ‘operatives’ with an interest in using Web 2.0 tools to advance the citizen/government dialogue (the goverati!). I guess that includes platforms like this blog.
A good link to explore in any case.

Public Sector and New Media

December 23, 2008

Worth  a read is the paper on Web 2.0 opportunities s in the public sector posted by Cisco on their blog – the connected republic. It argues for a Government that is agile and open to dialogue – check it out.

Principles for public sector blogging

December 17, 2008

New Zealand seems to be way ahead when it comes to the use of new media like weblogs, wikis and other interactive web platforms for enhanced interaction with the wider community on government policy and other initiatives. Check out this blog on public sector social media – it makes a lot of sense:

Hi World

December 1, 2008
I'm passionate about citizen participation

Hello cyber visitor, welcome! My name is Despina, I’m an Australian and a government employee and I’ve started this blog because as a researcher on the policy implications of Web 2.0 and citizen engagement by government, I thought I should take the practical plunge into blogging. I’m an enthusiastic exponent of using the web to expand public sector communications and in particular, to explore the potential for enhanced dialogue with citizens on policy and priority setting in government.  This little blog is a  platform for me to share what I can (and there are restrictions given my government role) but more importantly, to learn about e-participatory developments from you. Let’s talk, share and collaborate on all things e-empowerment! I welcome your contribution on this theme.

Not all networks are nice!

November 25, 2008

An interesting link to a few alternative assessments of online networks and the impact of the web more generally.


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