Friday, August 18, 2006

What is Web 2.0

Thanks to a comment from Kelly --

Here is a great article and discussion about what web 2.0 really means.

Check it out, and tell us if you've found a government site that could be called 2.0.


At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Ari-Veikko said...

I checked the article on Web 2.0 quickly and it looked biased and naive. It really did not help to solve any conceptual problems related to Web 2.0. Well, maybe I should have read it more carefully :-)

As to your other question, it is interesting idea to check to what extent government Web sites include Web 2.0 elements. On the other hand, the very core idea of Web 2.0 when applied to public domain is to a large extent a matter that cannot in any simple way be translated into some elements of gov Web site. Having said that, I think that any government Web site that is citizen-centered and provides changes for interaction, civic dialogue, user reviews and mutual help, and that includes feedback channels, discussion boards and similar services, is closer to Government 2.0 than those that do not include these kinds of features. Just an idea ... Best, Ari-Veikko (

At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A government site that could be called 2.0? How about the Metagovernment?

They haven't released their software yet, but I don't see government getting much more 2.0 than that!


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