Government 2.0-fact or fiction? In: Public Manager 36 (4) : 2007-2008. p. 21+ by
Publication Date: 2007/2008
Government 2.0 represents a better and more robust way of achieving timely and creative interaction with stakeholders, in particular the American public. The federal government is using it more every day. The implementation of Government 2.0 raises numerous policy questions that will need to be addressed to take full advantage of the available capabilities. At present, most government agencies focus on the immediate problems it poses: security, privacy, and policy implications. Government 2.0 is fact already -- and potentially transformational if it becomes a priority for the next administration. Government 2.0 is derived from the more general term, Web 2.0, which represents a second generation of Web usage. This second generation access differs greatly in at least three ways: it is participatory, pervasive, and integrated. Government 2.0 is not an isolated phenomenon but the next step in a continuum the Internet is forcing on all organizations as it continues to have an increasingly disruptive impact. Government 2.0 is a fact, not fiction.