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Why Government Must Do Better With Web 2.0

Thursday, September 15, 2011

If government at all levels fails to develop a public network that uses the power of Web 2.0, it will be like leaving silver in the mine.

Political campaigns powered by Facebook, Twitter revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, and the Wikileaks scandal reveal machinations of government worldwide. These examples point to the extraordinary power of Web 2.0 technology to mobilize citizens, usurp traditional power structures, and create the conditions for political change. The general pub


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