Steve Craig, the 311 director of Somerville, Mass., believes that social media is a handy delivery tool for city service — but it’s technically one that jurisdictions can do without.
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Successful open data initiatives involve more than just putting datasets online. This research note draws on an exploration of a number of different open data projects around the world to highlight key building blocks that open data initiatives commonly involve.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday announced the city’s first Digital Toolkit for small businesses, a new education program aimed at helping the small businesses of New York City develop their online presence and social media strategies. The program will be administered by the city’s Small Business Services department at their local education centers throughout the five boroughs.
“…we’re launching a new online tool — called “We the People” — to allow Americans to directly petition the White House, and we’ll share that technology so any government in the world can enable its citizens to do the same.” — President Barack Obama, September 20, 2011
UK Government public services shift to digital
The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is exploring the concept of a federal “app store” of cloud services.