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Gov. 2.0 summit: Government can communicate with citizens in new ways

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

Eye Opener

By The Post's Lisa Rein

The Gov 2.0 movement keeps gathering steam--and interest from the private sector. A two-day summit, "Opening the Door to Innovation" concludes Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Participants include a slew of leading government technology experts in education, health care, energy, jobs and financial reform, who are rethinking how government agencies carry out their missions. Social media, cloud computing, Web and mobile technologies--they're all on the table. Private-sector participants include Microsoft, SSA, PayPal, Craigslist, the Omidyar Network.

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By Lisa Rein  | September 8, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
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Lisa – it is incredible to watch how the Gov 2.0 efforts are gathering steam, as you put it. Both federal and state and local governments are embracing social media and using new channels to engage with citizens.
Gov2Social, is a site that we launched a few months back and already we have nearly 1100 submissions of state and local social media sites and it grows every day. As this movement continues to grow, we want to create a place to share resources and best practices and encourage collaboration. That is really what is at the heart of social.

Posted by: krisbock | September 9, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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