Web 2.0 Enters Civic Life: GTEN Special Holiday Issue

Have you ever visited, or even heard of, these Web sites: Flickr, Digg, IMDB, del.icio.us, Fark, Slashdot, Something Awful, YTMND, I-Mockery or Fazed? If not, you're neglecting the epicenter of the Internet-as-a-community phenomenon.

by / December 25, 2007

Show Me: Virtual IT Recruiting on Second Life
Why has Missouri CIO Dan Ross gone "in world" on Second Life to recruit his public-sector IT workforce?




 

chad vander veenThe Net Generation
Sep 01 2007 12:00AM
Have you ever visited, or even heard of, these Web sites: Flickr, Digg, IMDB, del.icio.us, Fark, Slashdot, Something Awful, YTMND, I-Mockery or Fazed? If not, you're neglecting the epicenter of the Internet-as-a-community phenomenon.


Washington Unveils MySpace Page and Facebook Group
"Today people don't get their information from just one source. They might listen to the radio on their way to work, grab a newspaper at the office, watch the evening news, and logon to Facebook at night. We must adapt to their changing needs."


www.URBusted.com WWW.URBusted
Darren Bates wiggled his way out of the unfriendly confines of Hancock County Jail in Georgia last summer and fled to Philadelphia. The escaped auto-theft convict hung out on MySpace, the social networking site, free from law enforcement - or so he thought.

Ben Rattray Change.org Launches Political Donations for Facebook.com
Aims to turn Facebook into a vehicle for political change.


The New World of E-lections: Social Networking Web Sites
Social networking Web sites help humanize candidates and have the potential to reach new audiences -- something politicians are starting to recognize.


Get a (Real) Life
Jul 01 2007 06:06PM
"My virtual self could laze around on my own beach and get a fantastic tan -- while my real self gets fat and pasty in front of my computer."



Reality Check 1 Reality Check
Jul 01 2007 05:04PM
As millions of people flock to online alternate worlds, can government afford to be virtually nonexistent?

Sweden Virtual Embassy Sweden Inaugurates Virtual Embassy
May 31 2007 05:37AM
"As the media landscape changes, so does the way people gather information. It is important for us to be a part of these developments."

NOAA Second Life Island NOAA Lab Opens 3-D Earth Site In Online Virtual World
Apr 30 2007 01:28PM
"We're experimenting with new ways to conduct science and public education that appeal to a different sensibility and may help a new audience get excited about Earth science."

Sweden Virtual Embassy Report Released on Public-Sector Blogging and Web 2.0
Jun 26 2007 02:28PM
A growing acceptance of blogs as a tool for promoting both online and offline engagement of citizens and public agents.

Politics 2.0
"Unlike past elections, when individuals communicated very passively online, this election shows a wealth of active engagement through social networking sites."

Kentucky Using Technology to Involve Students in Election Process
During the 2006 election cycle, he created a national Facebook group to remind students to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and to turn out to vote on Election Day.


Web 2.0 International Study Urges Organizations to Adapt to Web 2.0 "Phenomenon"
Jun 25 2007 03:05PM
First-of-its-kind Booz Allen survey shows that online interaction is changing consumer behavior worldwide.

 

5"> Reality Check
Jul 01 2007 05:04PM
As millions of people flock to online alternate worlds, can government afford to be virtually nonexistent?

Sweden Virtual Embassy Sweden Inaugurates Virtual Embassy
May 31 2007 05:37AM
"As the media landscape changes, so does the way people gather information. It is important for us to be a part of these developments."

NOAA Second Life Island NOAA Lab Opens 3-D Earth Site In Online Virtual World
Apr 30 2007 01:28PM
"We're experimenting with new ways to conduct science and public education that appeal to a different sensibility and may help a new audience get excited about Earth science."

Sweden Virtual Embassy Report Released on Public-Sector Blogging and Web 2.0
Jun 26 2007 02:28PM
A growing acceptance of blogs as a tool for promoting both online and offline engagement of citizens and public agents.

Politics 2.0
"Unlike past elections, when individuals communicated very passively online, this election shows a wealth of active engagement through social networking sites."

Kentucky Using Technology to Involve Students in Election Process
During the 2006 election cycle, he created a national Facebook group to remind students to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and to turn out to vote on Election Day.


Web 2.0 International Study Urges Organizations to Adapt to Web 2.0 "Phenomenon"
Jun 25 2007 03:05PM
First-of-its-kind Booz Allen survey shows that online interaction is changing consumer behavior worldwide.

 
John Gillispie Government in the Age of YouTube: A Report on the eC3 Symposium Executive Summary
Dec 04 2007 02:10AM
"The more information you put out there, the more opportunities you give for citizen engagement. You really must loosen the grips of control. Nobody wants to collaborate with a control freak."

Pogue Sings David Pogue's Tech Predictions
May 21 2007 03:08PM
The service was fantastic, said Pogue, but no one could figure out how it was funded. "How do you make money off of free?"
Wayne Hanson Senior Executive Editor, Center For Digital Government