Friday, December 18, 2009

Thurston County budgeting some Web 2.0

They approved a budget today, which from what I can tell includes this:
• Redesign county website with a modern easy-to-use look and feel.
• Utilize Web 2.0 technology (example: Twitter) to disseminate information to
public in a timely useful manner.
But, there's a nuance point to be made here, that in the budget document they still want to "disseminate" rather than "engage" or "exchange." The real power of Web 2.0 isn't to get information in front of passive eyes (although the web has great power to do that) its to have a dialogue.

I think it'll take more than a new website and tools to create a culture of online exchange at the county.

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