Technology empowers everyone with a voice. Gov 2.0 is attempting to make that voice heard even more, so that we, as the people of this country, can have a better say in what goes on in government. There needed to be a simple way to access government technology, and Alan Silberberg, of Silberberg Innovations has managed to take us a step in the right direction. “Gov 2.0 is a revolution”, he stated in an interview with us, and the people have to take ownership of the government that was given to us by the founding fathers.
With Gov 2.0, we are striving for a better open government, where not only do the citizens have the right to access documents and proceedings of government, but it would become easier to access as well. Alongside this idea is “open source governance” which wants to bring the free software movement to government to make it easier for the public would get more involved in the legislative processes. With these ideas into motion, e-government will become more widespread, and would deal with the internet and other applications to let the government operate and disburse information and services to its public.
The title above comes from what Alan said to us in a recent interview, and I believe it encompasses what Gov 2.0 is trying to accomplish. Using the growing and thriving technology that we see in everyday life, including social media like Twitter, Wayin, LinkedIn and others, more and more people are able to find ways to get involved in their government, and from there, we can change what our government means to us.
CTOVision also follows Gov 2.0 news here, on our website.
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- What Gov 2.0 Can Learn from Participatory Budgeting (shareable.net)