☞ Gov 1.0, Gov 2.0
By webmink on Sep 04, 2009
"What he doesn't get is that the Internet is not an entertainment system. It is a public communications network. The powers that he could acquire have serious implications for civil liberties, in particular for freedom of speech. Under the UK's own Human Rights Act, freedom of speech may only be restricted where there is a genuine public interest objective, and any measures must be specific and limited."
- "But as with Web 2.0, the real secret of success in Government 2.0 is thinking about government as a platform. If there’s one thing we learn from the technology industry, it’s that every big winner has been a platform company: someone whose success has enabled others, who’ve built on their work and multiplied its impact."
So many speculaitive stories out there, all full of half-correct opinions from people either with partial understanding or with a vested interest. So frustrating not being able to participate in the conversation.