Awesomeness off of the internet for November 20th to November 24th:
- Open Government and Government 2.0 Online Conference – Fall 2009 – O’Reilly Media – "When citizens interact with their government, powerful things can happen. It means doing more with less people. It means breaking down too-familiar "cylinders of excellence." Web 2.0 is the industry which has shown that transparency, participation, collaboration add up to increased efficiency. Gov 2.0 harnesses this for the public good…"
- Why Amateurs Build Better Online Communities Than Businesses – FeverBee – "There are few successful online communities founded by businesses. Amateurs usually do it better." Interesting argument.
- We Know The Experts Are Out There. – Expert Labs – "Expert Labs is a new independent initiative to help policy makers in our government take advantage of the expertise of their fellow citizens."
- How Web 2.0 is changing the way we work Andrew McAfee – "Web 2.0 technologies are changing the way companies do business. But can these tools help them achieve their goals?"
- TalkPress – "TalkPress provides hosting of online forums and message boards for organizing and conducting online meetings, gatherings, and interactive discussions."
- Government gets into games business – "The Department for Transport launched an online multiplayer fantasy roleplaying game last week, with the apparent aim of teaching kids to look left and right before crossing the road." By @simond
- OpenSpaceDevon – redefining public services in Devon – Carl Haggerty has set up a Ning site to plan an open space event in Devon to bring the public, third and private sectors together to get stuff done.