Whenever I come across a new open data /app contest initiative specific to Canada, I feel it’s part of my duty to spread the word. I’ve mentioned this before in my post “How using a marketing approach can help open data” , and I encourage any of you interested in advancing this field to do the same. Continue reading “New Citizen-App Challenge for Canadians”
While I rarely like to use my blog as a dumping ground of PDF’s, this one I really wanted to share with you. It was written by Toby Fyfe and Paul Crookall on behalf of The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). The title of the reportÂ is “Social Media and Public Sector Policy Dilemmas“. This is by far the most comprehensive and well written report on the subject this year. If you work for the Government, especially the Government of Canada, you need to read this. Continue reading “Social Media and Public Sector Policy Dilemmas”
I started to write this post in a cab as I was heading back from the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington D.C. last week. I remember my head was engulfed in new insights and ideas. I’ve been playing catch-up ever since but it was well worth the 3-day excursion.
As mentioned in my previous post, my goal for this event was to absorb and connect. This was the first social media/web 2.0 related event I attended in a while where I wasnâ€™t speaking myself. This allowed me to open up some additional data absorption chambers in my head and relax instead of obsessively fine-tuning my own content right up until the last minute as is the usual case. Continue reading “Government 2.0 Expo Debrief”