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Month: May 2012

My thoughts on the Clerk’s 19th Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada

Even as an external consultant, every year I very ┬ámuch anticipate the Clerk’s Annual Report. It’s usually full of solid guidance quotes and it gives a good sense of some of the challenges faced in the prior year (albeit carefully written).

This year, my favourite excerpts are as follows:

“…the traditional relationship between government and citizens continues to evolve. Enabled by instantaneous communication and collaboration technologies, citizens are demanding a greater role in public policy development and in the design and delivery of services. They want greater access to government data and more openness and transparency from their institutions”.

Why internet users and social media users will soon be the same thing

According to Internet World Stats, there are now 2.3 Billion Internet users on our planet. That’s approximately 33% of the world’s population. Growth over the last decade has been registered at 528%. The growth rate is only expected to increase during this decade.

With that in mind, consider these recent ComScore findings:

In October 2011, 1.2 billion users around the world visited social networking sites. Most notably, nearly 1 in every 5 online minutes is now spent in social networks.