Gov 2.0 – Why Governments need to engage

There are a number of reasons why Governments need to start looking at Gov 2.0.  One of those reasons is because citizens are using these tools to talk about what is going on in Governments already.  Governments need to get involved in these online debates and start putting their viewpoint across.  If they don’t, the…


Welcome to America 2.0…

With the inauguration of Barack Obama today in Washington, Web 2.0 has really come of age.  From the very first moment the campaign started for President, the use of Social Networking stood out from campaigning methods of old – and it delivered. There is no going back now, Governments around the world have sat up…

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Making Government Personal

There has been an ever growing momentum of people reporting on Obama’s use of technology – myself included.  In the final few months of the campaign it clearly became a clear differentiator between the two camps with McCain and Palin never really grasping how to bring this power to bear.  In a way using technology…

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Indexing Audio and Video Recordings

Catching up on blogs posts after my week off and came across this posting from Brett Roberts entitled “Searching audio with MAVIS”.  MAVIS (Microsoft Audio Video Indexing System) is from Microsoft Research and allows SharePoint and SQL search functions to index audio and video content so that it can be returned in a set of…

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It’s a small world (compared to social networking)

I have just spent the last few days presenting sessions on CSP to partners in Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane, which is quite literally on the other side of the world to where I normally reside.  However I did manage to catch up with some old friends in Sydney (it’s a small world) on the weekend,…


Communicating with Citizens

I came across this article in the Financial Times a little while ago ‘Obama steals a march with technology’; all about how he used a superior technology strategy to beat Mrs Clinton.  What reminded me about it was an article on the BBC this morning ‘Obama uses iPhone to win support’.  The original article from…

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