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Government Application Contests: Between Enthusiasm and Fanaticism

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 7, 2010  |  5 Comments

More and more jurisdictions at all levels of government are opening their data for public consumption over the web and many have launched or are launching application development contests for programmers to create new applications that either leverage that data or just show new capabilities. In several occasions I have been critical of mashup and […]


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An Endless Stream of Government Data Contests

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 14, 2009  |  6 Comments

Reading a blog post on Programmableweb I’ve been reminded (as if there was a need) that there are six different mashup contests currently going on, including two in Australia, one in San Francisco and one in New York. As I said a while ago, this is a sign that government 2.0 is reaching what we […]


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Open Data and Application Contests: Government 2.0 at the Peak of Inflated Expectations

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 22, 2009  |  26 Comments

Government 2.0 is rapidly reaching what we at Gartner call the peak of inflated expectations. This is the highest point in the diagram called “hype cycle”, which constitutes one of our most famous branded deliverables to our clients and that often feature on the press. Almost all technologies and technology-driven phenomena go through this point, […]


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Listing the Downsides of Government 2.0: Any Hints?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 16, 2009  |  4 Comments

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 […]


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A Local Government Tale: A Portal Away From Web 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 15, 2009  |  5 Comments

Earlier today I had a very interesting conversation with an executive from a local government about their digital society initiatives. These include the development of broadband infrastructure to provide Internet access to residents, and the development of a number of web applications to visualize information about traffic or real estate use as well as to […]


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by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 22, 2009  |  3 Comments

With a lot of anticipation,, the “one-stop repository of government information and tools to make that information useful” (as defined in the relevant White House announcement) has been launched on May 21st. As one may expect, there are still few data sets, but the approach is quite clear. Data are provided in raw form […]


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The GSA Blesses Web 2.0: Will Federal Agencies Rush On Social Networks?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 26, 2009  |  2 Comments

After a few months of negotiation, the US General Services Administration has signed agreements with four mainstream social media service providers, namely Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and As Federal Computer Week reports, the agreements “resolve legal concerns associated with many standard terms and conditions that pose problems for agencies, such as liability limits, endorsements and freedom of […]


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Governments Already Do Mashups, But Do They Know?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 12, 2008  |  Comments Off

Last Tuesday I did visit two US state capitals and discussed about their e-government developments. While looking at their portal home pages, I noticed that – in the list of most important services  – they had the list of sex offenders. This is something many of us in Europe are not used to, although one […]

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Web 2.0 Apps Winners Chosen in D.C.

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 13, 2008  |  11 Comments

I have recently written for our clients about AppsForDemocracy, an intriguing initiative that the Office of the CTO in the District of Columbia launched a month ago (see my note Web 2.0 Applications: From The People To The People).  The competition was meant for developers to create mashup applications that use the district’s more than 200 […]


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