Published on May 20, 2009
Public engagement. Public empowerment. Thoughts on possibility for Government 2.0 Stephen Collins acid labs
Connect? Share? Learn?
everything and anything is possible – ask why and why not and expect a real answer there are no bad ideas – just different ones passive consumption is pointless – do tweet, blog, comment, challenge and ask as you get out of this what you put in The new rules
everything and anything is possible – ask why and why not and expect a real answer
there are no bad ideas – just different ones
passive consumption is pointless – do tweet, blog, comment, challenge and ask as you get out of this what you put in
Where have we been?
Just do as we’re told
They want to talk
a citizen and a service provider a researcher and the information a citizen and a public servant a citizen and her information a citizen and her experience with the government http://www.horsepigcow.com/2007/05/25/government-20-butterfly-wing-storm/ Tara’s architecture for Government 2.0
a citizen and a service provider
a researcher and the information
a citizen and a public servant
a citizen and her information
a citizen and her experience with the government
Where are we?
We could be so much further on.
Was this the moment it all changed?
Office of Public Engagement http://whitehouse.gov/ope/
“ Our commitment to openness means more than simply informing the American people about how decisions are made. It means recognizing that government does not have all the answers, and that public officials need to draw on what citizens know.”
Overheard at breakfast
“ ... get out there on Twitter and Facebook and whatever.”
A big deal
Not here.... yet.
Where are we now?
Just talk with us! http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/305410323/
“ ...change has depleted the resources that were once provided by... older, denser forms of association.” Michael Pusey The Experience of Middle Australia http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521658446
Participate or be hyperisolated
“ Hyperconnectivity begets hypermimesis begets hyperempowerment.” Mark Pesce Hyperpolitics (American Style) http://blog.futurestreetconsulting.com/?p=61
Power to the people
This doesn’t fit the 21st Century
“ The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” Gilmore's Law
Why by third parties?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
“ I'm a great believer in these collaborative technologies opening up some tremendous possibilities for better government.” Lindsay Tanner Australian Finance Minister http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,,25428629-5013040,00.html
Is the message getting to the doers?
Embrace the change
#nocleanfeed http://www.flickr.com/photos/allyeska/3371427471/ . Used with permission.
It’s always 20/20 looking back
Engaged + accessible = more social capital
Reboot the model
Many options http://blog.gc20.ca/index.php/2009/04/types-of-web-20-government/
Use good tools.
Us Now http://usnowfilm.com
“ ...in the hyperconnected world, engagement is predicated on understanding and utilising social media.” Jason Ryan State Services Commission
Best possible outcomes
They already know the way
Information wants to be free(ish)
“ Government data prepared for public reuse should be offered in multiple-formats, be machine-readable and adhere as closely as possible to lightweight standards.” Vivek Kundra US Government CIO http://www.gcn.com/Articles/2009/04/29/Kundra-talks-data-gov.aspx
Free data has superpowers
Portable, sharable, managed data
“ Raw data now!” © TED/Asa Mathat http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html
Global implications http://www.nationmaster.com /, http://www.wolframalpha.com /
Public safety http://www.google.com.au/landing/victorianbushfires/
CDC social media tools http://www.cdc.gov/socialmedia/h1n1/
WHO social media http://twitter.com/whonews WHO social media tools
Where are our great examples?
Governance, yes. Dumbocracy, no.
Less bureaucracy = greater momentum http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/google-health-first-look.html
You say you want a revolution* * With apologies to the Beatles
Time to engage here
More information. More and better sources.
Yes we must © Scout Tufankjian, http://www.scouttufankjian.com /
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