Big Day for Gov’t 2.0

So many things happened today that my head is spinning.

If your head is spinning, too, you might appreciate a handy-dandy link list.

U.S. Government YouTube hub:  gives you quick access to all agency channels.

White House blog post re: Gov’t 2.0: Bev Godwin highlights social media projects all across government.  Features a video with White House New Media Director Macon Phillips giving a guided tour of many gov’t 2.0 sites.

Data.gov: the new gov’t-wide site designed to give you raw data to play with.  Mashups, anyone?

Round 2 of the Open Gov’t Initiative: the White House invites all Americans to suggest ideas on how to make the gov’t more transparent, participatory, and collaborative.  The site features an innovations gallery, showing the best of open gov’t.

Those are all from the gov’t itself.  But also today, the Sunlight Foundation launched Apps for America 2, where people are invited to create good uses for gov’t data they find on data.gov.

And here’s my bold prediction: in a year, we’ll look back on this stuff and laugh at how little we were doing back then.

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4 Responses to “Big Day for Gov’t 2.0”


  1. 1 Neil Bonner May 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Good day, indeed! TSA’s Idea Factory was featured in the White House gallery: http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/innovations/IdeaFactory/

    -Neil

  2. 2 lewisshepherd May 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Nice summary. You’re right about the “year from now” prediction :)

  3. 3 DaveC May 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Whitehouse blog post on new media is broken. Their RSS post for this item is broken as well.


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