Some would cite 2008 as the year when social media was introduced to government as a viable partner for increased transparency and engagement with citizens and collaboration with each other. You could almost pin the date of their meeting and hitting it off to the Open Government memorandum in January 2008.So that means we've had 5 years for the social media relationship in government to blossom - and it has to a large degree. But not all social media connections have been created equal.In some instances, leadership was on board and drove beautiful, innovative agency-wide initiatives (Retro love song: "I'm so into you.").In other situations, there
In the 21st century, one of the strategies cities around the world are embracing to improve services, increase accountability and stimulate economic activity is to publish open data online. The vision forÂ New York City as a data platform earned wider attention last year, when the Big Appleâs first chief digital officer,Â Rachel Sterne, pitched the idea to the public.
This week, the city of Palo Alto in California joined over a dozen cities around the
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