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Saturday, September 26, 2009


NOTE: This is content from the web re:Brand posts going back to November 2010. We have kept the re:Brand posts as a legacy archive but, on a go forward basis as of October, 2011, the new DATA eh? content takes over this space.

Had a chance to go to an event at the Ontario Showcase this past week (Sept 22) here in Toronto.

It was called WIREDcamp and brought together many of the folks working in the social media milieu in the federal, provincial and municipal level governments.

Now, I haven't use the word "milieu" in a sentence for some time, but there certainly are a whole whack of people who are hoping to see web 2.0 take hold within government.  Many of them shared success stories, action plans and hopes for where things can end up.

I really think the next step is to get together with those who aren't part of the choir on this. Perhaps a mega unconference (we could call it just a regular old "conference" if the uninitiated feel better about that) to get some of the issues on the table.

What are the issues?

Maybe I'll let SM advocates and SM resistors comment on that. I only know having a forum such as this to talk about issues such as this seems a viable way to interact when asked to engage audiences on our very own website.

Tell me your thoughts on governments using facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc, etc. Had any benefits from this yet?  I'm curious.

 Quick snap from one of the jam sessions at WIREDcamp

You can read all about WIREDcamp here.

And, note, we are planning a revisit of web 2.0 at our own Toronto Innovation Showcase November 2 & 3. I'll be blogging more about that soon.

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