A Must-Read for Gov 2.0 & Digital Democracy Gurus

The Digital Dictatorship, written by Georgetown University fellow Evgeny Morozov (@evgenymorozov), is a must-read for those in the Gov 2.0 movement as well as anyone that has ever used the “Iranian Election” example when promoting the growing influence and importance of Twitter and other social networks.

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Open Gov Directive Hits the Streets (in an oh so ironic way)

So the White House released the long-awaited Open Government Directive this morning, appropriately accompanied by a live videostream at both the White House site and on Facebook with Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and new media director Macon Phillips.

With only time for a quick glance through the directive (it wasn’t made available prior to the announcement), if there’s one certainty it’s that the next four months are sure to bring additional change and increased activity in the Gov 2.0 space as agencies look to comply with the directive’s various deadlines…

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GovTwit Week in Review 8/23 – 8/29

GSA’s Casey Coleman writes on the “Web 2.0 Revolution, Potomac Forum holds Gov 2.0 Leadership event, Twitter contest to win tickets to Gov 2.0 Expo, and Chris Rasmussen’s “Living Intelligence” video are just some of this week’s highlights.

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GovTwit Week in Review: 7/26 – 8/01

The week got off to a fun start when an alleged White House employee dubbing themselves the “realtweetthroat” contacted @GovFresh to blow the lid off of Twittergate, poking fun at the fact that the microblogging service was reported to be blocked at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The White House tried to clear the record to show that tweets were in fact coming live from the world’s most famous address, but downplaying that Twitter is in fact blocked for all but the select few on the President’s new media team. Also learn about the first Gov 2.0 Tweetbook based on tweets from the Open Government & Innovations Conference and the first Iraqi government official to join GovTwit.

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