Rather than delaying it any longer, I took the last 30 minutes to finally create a quick Government 2.0 Best Practices Wiki for the social media community (working in or with the public sector) to collaboratively work on. I’m planning on filling it out over the next few days with more information, however I figured I’d save myself some work by opening the doors early and letting you start filling it in and/or fine-tuning the layout.
My overall intent here is quite simple. I want to get public servants and government consultants out of their silos and have them start working collaboratively towards a common goal: better governance through the use of social media (i.e. Government 2.0). Every workshop or conference I speak at, I am asked the same first question by most public servants: “Who else is doing this in government?”. I want this wiki to have all the answers and to continually grow as new initiatives arise.
This has been brewing in my mind for a long time now and will eventually lead to much bigger initiatives, including a truly dedicated conference/summit on the topic (ideally sponsored by government departments here in Canada). Stay tuned, planning is already in progress.Â
If you need a quick Wiki 101, have a look at this Wiki definition video.