Monday, March 09, 2009

Social Government

There is actually a blog called:

turning government into government 2.0

It states that:

Social Government was created in January 2009 by Ethan Klapper. The goal of this blog is to keep tabs on what various U.S. government agencies are doing with their Web and Web 2.0 initiatives. Posts will feature analysis, interviews and links to articles of interest. This blog is not affiliated with any government agency and does not have a partisan slant, though developments with campaigns might be covered.

For those in government, you'll find a corresponding Social Government group on GovLoop.

GovLoop is the result of Steve Ressler. On GovLoop he states that he created it because:

I wanted an online forum to connect all my various groups and to connect with government employees across agencies. I wanted an informal place where people could gather, share their ideas, and ask other questions. A place that could serve as a repository for both current and future government employees as they start and grow in their career.

You can find more on the "What is GovLoop?" post on the Government 2.0 Club blog. And it should come as no surprise that it also has a group on GovLoop.

The posts to both Social Government and Government 2.0 mentioned above display within the groups on GovLoop.

I have not checked into what it takes to create a group on GovLoop, but one would guess that it is fairly simple and not a big approval process to try to limit similar groups, as the two groups mentioned above would appear to be somewhat duplicative in regards to the content they would address.

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