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Best Web Video Ever: HTML 5, Mobile Web, Social Networks, & more from the Masters!

Web 2.0 Summit 09: Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Tim O’Reilly

This video is amazing! The Web’s Founding Fathers @timberners_lee & @timOReilly cover so much on Web 2.0, semantic web, FOAF, micro formats, social networks, HTML 5, mobile web,..

You really need to watch this a few times and take notes. This video is 33 minutes of pure genius!

If you only watch one video about the web this year, this is it!

What is your favorite part of this video?


Web 2.0 Summit 2009 on Mobile, Google, Twitter, Bing, Facebook, & More – Web Squared

The Amazing Web 2.0 Summit 2009 – O’Reilly Media #w2s

Happy Fav Five Friday!

Web 2.0 Summit 2009

The Web 2.0 Summit conversation is no longer just about the Web. Now is the time to put the power of the Web to work—its technologies, its business models, and perhaps most importantly, its philosophies of openness, collective intelligence, and transparency. http://www.web2summit.com/web2009

The Web 2.0 Event of the Year – Web 2.0 Summit – Web Squared #w2s

There were so many great events in the past few days. The big events that caught my eye were: Web 2.0 Summit 2009 #w2s , Blog World – New Media Expo 2009 #bwe09, and TWTRCON DC 09 #twtrcon. The Summit was outstanding and easy to follow online.  John Battelle, Tim O’Reilly, and all the people supporting this event did an outstanding job!  There was an avalanche of news released about all levels of technology, including Twitter, Google, Bing, Facebook, and so much more.  This event was like an intellectual amusement park with thrill after thrill.  Thanks to @JohnBattelle, @timoreilly, and the crew at @web2summit for another thrilling event. Thanks to all the guests, attendees, and fans for sharing #w2s

5 Web 2.0 Summit Resources to Help Plan Your 2010 Strategy

Economy + Internet Trends Presentation by Mary Meeker

You can get Mary Meeker’s Economy + Internet Trends Presentation here.

Internet Trends Presentation - Web 2.0 Summit 2009

Web 2.0 Summit Videos on blip.tv

Web 2.0 Summit 2009 Videos on YouTube

Web 2.0 Summit (formerly named Web 2.0 Conference) brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the Internet industry together in one place at one time. Through incisive plenary sessions, frank onstage conversations, rapid-fire “high order bits,” and Launch Pad, visionaries and executives from Internet businesses present their unique perspective on the Web’s future-in-flux. Web 2.0 Summit is brought to you in partnership with O’Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb and moderated by John Battelle, Program Chair, and O’Reilly CEO and founder, Tim O’Reilly.

Web 2.0 Summit 2009 Photos on Flickr by O’Reilly Conferences

Web 2.0 Summit 09: Aneesh Chopra and Tim O’Reilly

Aneesh Chopra (Federal Office of Science and Technology Policy), Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly Media, Inc.), “A Conversation with Aneesh Chopra”

Welcome to the “New World”!

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Open Data & Transparency in Government 2.0: Yale Paper

Government as a Platform: Letting Others Bridge the GaaP #GOV20

Our government has a tremendous amount of data to manage.  Government agencies also spend a lot of money and time sharing information with the public.  This effort has moved to the internet over the past few years with the creation of web sites, that usually require great effort to update.  A huge amount of money and time can be saved by the government simply sharing data.  We see the improvement in the movement toward Government 2.0 with the creation of web resource http://data.gov

Gov 2.0, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, iPhone Apps, & Mashups

Government 2.0 supporters can plainly see examples from internet giants like Twitter, Google, Yahoo, and Apple.  Twitter has an easy to understand  Application Programing Interface (API), that is well documented and easy to use http://apiwiki.twitter.com/. Others have used “Twitter Data” to create some very amazing things that people use every day.  A ton of people have contributed to Google in many ways, I really like Google Gadgets.  How about “Gov Gadgets“?  Yahoo, the God Father of Social Media has taken advantage of “user generated content” for years.  They have also surfaced interesting “collective intelligence” from everyone’s efforts.  I really like Yahoo Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/, a simple user interface for creating data mashups.  How about “Gov Pipes“?  How much money and time would Apple need to invest, if they had to create every app in the iPhone App store?  A simple API and delivery method has added unmeasurable value to the Apple iPhone.  How about “Gov Apps“? The internet is packed with successful stories and examples of how users add value.  This holds true for blogging tools too, like WordPress. WordPress Widgets is a simple method of users adding information and value to their blogs.  What about “Gov Widgets“?  A library of “Gov Widgets” would allow people to share important government information with their targeted audience.  When it comes right down to the core needs, it is about the data.  Most users will need a simple API to use the data.  It’s hard to imagine that new government sites will not be created in the future.  I hope future developers will design with SOA in mind.

Government Data and the Invisible Hand

By David Robinson, Harlan Yu, William Zeller, and Edward W. Felten
11 Yale J.L. & Tech. 160

This paper proposes an approach to online government data that leverages both the American tradition of entrepreneurial self-reliance and the remarkable low-cost flexibility of contemporary digital technology. The idea, though it can be implemented in a comfortably incremental fashion, is ultimately transformative. It leads toward an ecosystem of grassroots, unplanned solutions to online civic needs.


Government Data and the Invisible Hand

Gov 2.0: Government as a Platform #aif09 #GOV20

Government 2.0: Government as a Platform – Aspen Ideas Festival 2009 #aif09

Happy Fav Five Friday!

I believe Tim O’Reilly (@timoreilly) outdid himself here.  His presentation at Aspen Ideas Festival on “Government as a Platform” was outstanding.  I encourage you to take a quick look at the presentation below.  This presentation will help you catch a glimpse of our future government, how we can help, and current opportunities.  Government 2.0 seems to be about moving forward by getting back to the basics, by the people for the people.

“divide it among the many”

The Government 2.0 ideas about we talk about today are not new.  Tim included a full screen-shot of a document by Thomas Jefferson dated February 02, 1816 in his presentation.  This “letter” by Thomas Jefferson starts with, “No, my friend, the way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among many,..”


Presentation: Government as a Platform #aif09

7 Simple Principles of Government as a Platform

  1. Embrace Open Standards
  2. Build A Simple System
  3. Design For Cooperation
  4. Learn From Your Users, Especially Ones Who Do What You Don’t Expect
  5. Lower The Barriers to Experimentation
  6. Build a Culture of Measurement
    • If it works, do more of it
    • If it doesn’t, stop doing it
    • Build systems that respond automatically to user stimuli
  7. Throw Open the Doors to Partners

Government as a Platform / Anatomy of a Linux System

The anatomy of a linux system can help us visualize open source systems.  There is a difference between making web pages/applications and creating a platform.  Platforms can be extended and integrated, usually by people other than the creator.

Atomy of a Linux System

How to get Involved with Government 2.0

Fav Five in Gov 2.0

Open Government Initiative

On January 21, 2009, his first full day in office, the President issued a Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government and called for recommendations for making the Federal government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/blog/

Gov 2.0 Summit

The Platform For Change – Over the past fifteen years, the rise of the World Wide Web has resulted in remarkable new possibilities and business models reshaping our culture and our economy. Now the time has come to reshape government. With the proliferation of issues and a scarcity of resources to address them all, leaders inside and outside government are turning to the principles of participation, collaboration, transparency, and efficiency to address the challenges facing our country and the world. This is the agenda of the Gov 2.0 Summit. http://www.gov2summit.com/


GovLoop is the premier social network connecting the government community. http://www.govloop.com/

Gov 2.0 Radio

Steve Ressler, GovLoop.com founder and two-time Fed 100 winner, Steve Lunceford of GovTwit and Deloitte and Adriel Hampton of LocalGov20/Gov20Radio, talking tech-enabled governance with the best of government and Web 2.0. http://gov20radio.com/

Apps For America

Apps for America is a special contest we’re putting on this year to celebrate the release of Data.gov! We’re doing it alongside Google, O’Reilly Media, and TechWeb and the winners will be announced at the Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase in Washington, DC at the end of the Summer.  http://sunlightlabs.com/contests/appsforamerica2/

Bonus Pick for Gov 2.0

Apps for Democracy

Apps for Democracy was created by iStrategyLabs to fulfill the DC Government’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s need for visualizing their Data Catalog for the benefit of citizens, visitors and businesses of DC. They hope this model for technology innovation can be adopted by other municipalities in order to strengthen their own technology communities by developing open source solutions for the good of all. Please contact Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs with any questions regarding the Apps for Democracy contest, or to run one in your city. http://www.appsfordemocracy.org/

What do you think about the “Government as a Platform”?

See How You Can Change The World Now

Change is Good

dawncostaricaHello, I am really glad to see you here today. I wanted to share something from my heart that has stirred my soul.

Twitter and the rest of the web is buzzing about the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston starting June 22, 2009. A lot of amazing people gathered in Washington DC for the Government 2.0 Summit, Platform For Change. Good people are doing incredible things that are changing the world as we know it. We have embarked on a journey of global transformation.

The Magic of Change

book_thebluesweaterWe seem to spend a lot of time talking about adoption rates and ROI when working with organizations and people using Enterprise 2.0 tools. I have found countless sites with fancy charts and graphs along with endless text explaining the value of these technologies in the Enterprise. I have also helped many people in a wide age range with various backgrounds learn about and use Social Media. Enterprise 2.0 is different than Social Media, but people are the same when you relate to them in ways that transcends age and background. I have not met anyone that wants to do things the harder way. Life and work is easier when we have fluid communication and collaboration. Real relationships and understanding current culture will clear the path to transformation.

Today I was reading Peter Kim’s Blog and found this amazing book review presentation he created for “The Blue Sweater” Take a look.

I wanted to share some key points from Peter without the details because I want you to visit his site.

  • We all have choices
  • Meaningful results take time
  • Things change