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The Gov 2.0 World is Growing.


It is truly fascinating to watch how fast and how broad the Government 2.0 revolution is spreading Globally.

Australia has recently launched it’s Declaration of Open Government. The United States launched it’s Opengov movement earlier this year at the Federal Government Level and the White House is already showing the highlights from around the U.S. Government.

Japan, Russia, India, Britain, Singapore are all starting to jump into the movement. The Kremlin even has it’s own Twitter feed. Twitter now has a list of “official accounts” devoted just to Leaders of Governments.

But Gov 2.0 is not just Twitter; or Facebook or Google. It is a deep understanding that change is happening, and happening because in part the people are demanding it. It is an awareness that this change might be unsettling for the very people implementing it. It is something else too. The United States is being given a clear warning shot: this industry is not one to be taken for granted as if it is “ours.” These other countries have teams of people, and lots of start-ups and Non-Government Organizations (NGO) that are well funded, and hungry to capitalize on this good revolution. The growth brings competition. The competition now has the same ability as U.S. start-ups to penetrate these markets. It is the very nature of this industry to be ubiquitous. That is to say, that Web 2.0 in general, and Gov 2.0 specifically, rely in part on the openness and sharing we all use every day.

Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and others in the United States, take warning now.
Price matters. So do well funded operations sourced by National governments. The competition may not just be one State away or across the country. It may be staring you down already in a foreign language and you don’t even know it yet.


42 Comments (Leave a Reply)

  1. Chris Moore  (September 6, 2010)

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  2. Sonny Hashmi (September 6, 2010)

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  3. Nigel Ballard (September 6, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: even kremlin has stories on my #gov20 paper today ;-) which continues to show http://tinyurl.com/2352nzd that Gov 2.0 World …

  4. Tikkun Olam (September 5, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: even kremlin has stories on my #gov20 paper today ;-) which continues to show http://tinyurl.com/2352nzd that Gov 2.0 World …

  5. Nahum Gershon (September 5, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: even kremlin has stories on my #gov20 paper today ;-) which continues to show http://tinyurl.com/2352nzd that Gov 2.0 World is growing.

  6. billannibell (August 13, 2010)

    The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 (via @IdeaGov)

  7. Nahum Gershon (August 13, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  8. Simone Veldema (August 4, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  9. Fabasoft eGov (August 4, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  10. KLHartog (August 4, 2010)

    "Gov2.0 is a deep understanding that change is happening" RT@IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #oif2010 http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  11. Alan W Silberberg (August 3, 2010)

    RT @Iusufr: RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  12. José Luis Rodríguez (August 3, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  13. MiKE Haven (August 3, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov #pe http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  14. Gov20LA (August 3, 2010)

    Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  15. Alan W. Silberberg (July 30, 2010)

    RT @webtechman: @IdeaGov YW! Your Twitter Stream on Government 2.0 Rocks! This too: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #g …

  16. Daniel Hudson (July 30, 2010)

    @IdeaGov YW! Your Twitter Stream on Government 2.0 Rocks! This too: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #gov20 #egov

  17. Susan Hess (July 30, 2010)

    @IdeaGov The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 IT's ABOUT TIME they get the picture!!!! MOVEMENT FORWARD PLS!!

  18. Alan W Silberberg (July 29, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  19. Alan W. Silberberg (July 29, 2010)

    The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  20. Alan W. Silberberg (July 29, 2010)

    Thanks! RT @DavidBromage: Gov 2.0 World Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  21. David Bromage (July 29, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: Gov 2.0 World Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  22. eve (July 28, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: Gov 2.0 World Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  23. Alan W. Silberberg (July 28, 2010)

    Gov 2.0 World Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  24. Alan W Silberberg (July 28, 2010)

    RT @lakeganharris: RT @IdeaGov: Gov 2.0 World is Growing..But Gov 2.0 is not just Twitter, or Facebook or Google #gov20 http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  25. Juan Ignacio Babino (July 28, 2010)

    @estebanl @mgiorgetti miren este link sobre Gob 2.0 http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  26. Juan Ignacio Babino (July 28, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. #gov20 #egov http://bit.ly/9gAfg6

  27. Ted Nguyen (July 28, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: Thanks! RT @anked: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #gov20

  28. Daniel Hudson (July 28, 2010)

    RT @davepierpont: RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #venture #gov20 #mergers

  29. anked (July 27, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing. http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #gov20

  30. Alan (July 27, 2010)

    Thanks for the response. Some very good points you raise, Doug.

  31. Doug Hadden (July 27, 2010)

    There is a general point of view that government openness will only go so far. Many believe that there are cultural barriers including: concept that knowledge is power, dangers and risks associated with collaboration, lack of publication oversign and other processes, privacy + security concerns and the culture of expertise. Just to name a few.
    So, many seem to think that Government 2.0 won’t lead to government transformation because culture cannot change radically.
    There are 2 factors that suggest otherwise. The first is the more rapid adoption of these technologies in some countries creating competitive advantage: improved decision-making, more participation, excellence in governance. And, it is coming from many so-called “developing nations.”
    The second factor is that society is changing regardless of Govenrment 2.0. There has been a gradual move from the post-war command-and-control “man in a gray flannel suit”, organization man to what we have today. I think that those who believe that government culture cannot change should reflect on the changes over the past few decades. Government 2.0 is unleashing a latent desire to improve public service. The rate of change is likely to accelerate as Web 2.0 savvy public servants rise to positions of influence.

  32. Alan (July 27, 2010)

    Actually make that 27 countries – and one with no flag, so not sure if that is a country or something else…

  33. Alan (July 27, 2010)

    Thanks for all the comments and tweets. This article has been read in 22 countries so far!

  34. govwiki (July 21, 2010)

    RT @DavidBromage RT @anandavala: RT @titticimmino Gov 2.0 world is growing http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #governmental… http://bit.ly/9p3KtL #ogov

  35. Cosimo Cannata (July 20, 2010)

    RT @titticimmino: The Gov 2.0 world is growing http://bit.ly/9gAfg6 #opendata #opengov

  36. cdorobek (July 20, 2010)

    Reading RT @IdeaGov: Gov 2.0 World is Growing http://tinyurl.com/Gov2Growing #gov20 #gov

  37. govwiki (July 19, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov RT @glfceo: RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing http://tinyurl.com/Gov2Growing #gov20 #gov http://bit.ly/9pDS7k #ogov

  38. Tatyana Kanzaveli (July 19, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: The Gov 2.0 World is Growing http://tinyurl.com/Gov2Growing #gov20 #gov

  39. Arvind (July 19, 2010)

    In fact, I foresee that the ‘restless’ corners of the world are gonna bring powerful change in the way Governments function these days. Not only in Unites States but also locally.

    Recently I came across an Asian correspondent Jon Russell, who revealed an intense pressure from Thai citizens to break out of their current mold.

    Nice post Alan, you brought it neatly together.

    Arvind

  40. govwiki (July 19, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov "The Gov 2.0 World is Growing" http://tinyurl.com/Gov2Growing #gov20 #gov30 #ogov #opengov #ventu… http://bit.ly/d0Spv6 #ogov

  41. Shira Abel (July 19, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov: "The Gov 2.0 World is Growing" http://tinyurl.com/Gov2Growing #gov20 #gov30 #egov #opengov #vc #tech

  42. govwiki (July 19, 2010)

    RT @IdeaGov "The Gov 2.0 World is Growing" http://tinyurl.com/Gov2Growing #gov20 #gov30 #egov #opengov #vc #tech http://bit.ly/akAZRJ #ogov



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