Monday, May 4, 2009 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments

Making Government 2.0 a Reality - Google Says SeeClickFix

In speaking to a crowd at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco Andrew McLaughlin of Google said Gov 2.0 is the ability to “apply consumer-type technologies to government so that it’s more transparent, participatory, collaborative, effective and efficient”.

If you've looked below the funny looking stick figures on our welcome page you'll notice the SeeClickFix mission: "SeeClickFix provides tools that increase transparency and communication between residents, governments and organizations anywhere in the world. Our goal is to make it easier to improve your community."

Is SeeClickFix the incarnation of Gov2.0? Andrew thinks its one of them. In his speech he went on to mention 4 examples where Gov 2.0 is already working and SeeClickFix was in the mix.

As the SeeClickFix user who has done a litter clean-up, removed graffiti or pulled an abandoned boat out of a park knows SeeClickFix is not just gov 2.0 its COMMUNITY 2.0. We're excited to see that government is establishing their place in that community and we are grateful to guys like Andrew who are putting SeeClickFix in the spotlight.

Here's a link to the article from BNET


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