Andrea DiMaio

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How Objective Should You Be at the Boundary between Professional and Personal?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 14, 2010  |  4 Comments

I’d like to share a personal experience that can be exemplary of the type of real or perceived conflicts between personal and professional role on social media. As I have always said, real and productive engagement on social media require people to be themselves and not just spokespersons of their employer (there are colleagues who […]


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How social media is changing my life

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 3, 2010  |  2 Comments

This is my 500th post, and a good occasion to write something different. As I do cover government 2.0 and social media, I feel it is fair to share with people a few personal experiences that, I hope, can give a sense of how these tools can transform our professional and personal life. Readers are […]


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How Do I Know That I Am Using Government Data?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 7, 2009  |  4 Comments

In a previous post I raised, amongst others, the issue of authenticity and quality of open government data. Yesterday, this came up in an interview appeared on the O’Reilly Radar, to Raymond Mosley, Director of the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and Michael L. Wash, CIO of the Government Printing Office (GPO). The actual […]


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Government Employees on Social Networks: Reversing the Burden of Proof

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 20, 2009  |  3 Comments

I have just published a Research Note on (subscription required) with this same title, to summarize many of the client conversations I am having about whether and how to provide employees with access to public social networks. This is a topic I have touched upon a few times in this blog, but I felt […]


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The Blurring Of Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 16, 2009  |  9 Comments

Last October, I posted about the theme I have been researching over the last two years, i.e. “The Future of Government is No Government” (see also Gartner research note, subscription required) Now some of the highlights of that research, which I have discussed in multiple posts,  are available in an article just published on Governing: […]


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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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Why The IT Industry Could Derail Government 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 3, 2009  |  11 Comments

By now I think many agree that the evolution of e-government (and in particular the electronic delivery of information and services to various stakeholders) will  follow a “government 2.0” path. While I really hate the term “government 2.0”, it is effective at summarizing the use of web 2.0 technologies that will have a transformational impact […]


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The Four Facets of Web 2.0 in Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 29, 2009  |  15 Comments

Over the last week or so I’ve had a number of clients asking me to summarize the impact of Web 2.0 in government. I’ve come up with four different but interrelated areas: Internal (intra or inter-government) collaboration. Institutional presence on external social networks Open government data Employees on external social networks Internal government collaboration. This […]


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White House Misses The Mark On Participatory Policy Making

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 22, 2009  |  4 Comments

Yesterday the Obama administration took important steps toward open government. The first one was the announcement of how the citizen engagement process in policy-making will work. As explained on the White House Open Government Blog: “…Beginning today, we will have a brainstorming session for suggesting ideas for the open government recommendations. You can vote on […]


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US Federal Government Blesses “Government 2.0”

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 16, 2009  |  5 Comments

In a recent post I mentioned a White House Document issued together with FY 2010 budget request, which covers – amongst other things – cloud computing. An entire section of that document refers to “Government 2.0”. I believe this is one of the first times (if not the first) that this term appears in an […]


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