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Facebook's Manifest Destiny Runs Into Open Government

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 26 2010

Facebook's recent privacy changes reverberated loudly in and out of Washington. With many people grumbling about closing their Facebook accounts, U.S. senators have been making noises about calling in the Federal Trade ... Read More

A Taste of's New Recipe

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 20 2010's Eliot Van Buskirk got a sneak peak at the new, a.k.a. the redesign of the year-old White House data hub that will be officially released tomorrow. From the looks of it, the revamped site should ... Read More


New Pew Report on "Govt Online" Shows Big Citizen Participation But Little Govt Engagement

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, April 27 2010

"The more we can enlist the American people to pay attention and be involved, that's the only way we are going move an agenda forward. That's how we are going to counteract the special interests." --Barack Obama, ... Read More


The Three Branches of We.Gov

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 14 2009

There’s a very interesting confluence of conversations taking place at the moment on the topic of how technology is changing politics. One is on the idea of government 2.0, or government-as-a-platform. The second is on ... Read More

McLaughlin Floats Idea of a Federal Employee, Um, Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 11 2009

Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, said during his closing keynote at yesterday's Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington that his 'things to get to' list contains an intriguing potential ... Read More

Transportation Safety Board Begins Posting All Accident Reports

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 2 2009

One more quick one from what might be worth calling the "open agency movement": open-access advocate Gavin Baker points out that the National Transportation Safety Board has, as of this week, begun pro-actively ... Read More