Government 2.0

An Army of Many: Social Media and the Armed Forces

Social media is a powerful tool that often allows users to spread ideas and help make the world a better place. But what about the medium’s power to affect national (or personal) security? The US Department of the Army recently released a handbook that provides helpful hints and warnings about the dangers of social media to employees and soldiers....

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The 7th Annual State of the Net Conference – A look at social media

I had the opportunity to attend the 2011 iteration of the State of the Net Conference hosted by the advisory committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus.  The event was focused on the political and social ramifications of the technological changes amongst Americans. The panels and speakers discussed privacy/security,...

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FedTalks 2010 Conference – A Look Inside

Bringing together members of the government  as well as representatives from the technology and communications industries, this past Tuesday’s FedTalks 2010 conference in Washington D.C. was a success both on-line and offline.

If you didn’t catch our live tweeting the event from @bivings, check out the latest instance of Slurp140 we created specifically for Fedtalks 2010!...

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Data Visualization in the Developing World: How One Company is Helping Change the face of Online Maps

On September 22nd, I attended a meetup hosted by DC Media Makers featuring DevelopmentSeed – a firm specializing in open source data visualization and map development.  Over the course of the last several years, this company has created custom maps detailing election fraud and corruption in Afghanistan as well as the post-Earthquake aid work going on in Haiti by 47 different non-profits....

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Gov 2.0 Summit 2010 – A Twitter Recap

Among many new developments, last week’s Gov 2.0 Summit here in Washington, DC  served as a perfect platform with  to use our new and improved SLURP140 tool, which tracked the influence, activity, and topics discussed on Twitter throughout the duration of the the conference. This two-day seminar sponsored by O'Reilly Media brought together decision makers from the public and private sectors to discuss the notions of open government and the power of the internet in citizens' Continue Reading