The Government and Web 2.0 technology

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Agencies Share Information By Taking a Page From Wikipedia
[Via The Washington Post]

The government seems to be jumping on Web 2.0 techniques faster than many corporations. Here they used a wiki to compile a list of earmarks. They accomplished in 10 weeks what would have taken 6 months before. This now makes it much easier to see where the pork is coming from. They maintain the wiki behind a security wall so that only invited members can post. This is easily done and can be applied to almost most wikis. The ability to allow rapid information flow and transformation makes a wiki a powerful tool. And if the Government can do it, and see immediate positive effects, then so could most organizations.

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