As I said in a previous post, I am currently doing research on the Dark Side of Government 2.0. Here is a list of areas I am exploring:
- Security (expanding on what I wrote earlier)
- Privacy (citizen’s, employee’s, boundaries between personal and professional profiles)
- Freedom (1st amendment vs. policing participation)
- Mashup liabilities (e.g. government data mashed up with third party data leading to incorrect decisions or damages, inconvenient truths revealed by mashing up data from different government agencies)
- Branding and intermediation (the changing role of government portals and the emergence of new, user-controlled channels)
- Crowdsourcing (application focus, how to ensure balance, how to select theme and audience…)
- Creation of multiple divides (demographic, cultural, affluence…)
- Relevance of government presence on online social networks (do people really care?)
- Inability to move from piloting to deploying innovation (bottom up, social approaches may not scale up)
Of course some of the above break down into different sub-areas. But do you see anything big missing from this list?
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