Andrea DiMaio

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Government Websites Are Not For Politicians 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 18, 2009  |  1 Comment

Earlier today I came across a great post by Candi Harrison about “Government Websites Are Not Newpapers”. In her blog post she says that …she is noticing that some agency websites seem to be slipping backwards, featuring agency news rather than top citizen tasks on their home… …It appears that agency public affairs staffs are […]

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Are Government Mashup Contests Running Out Of Steam?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 10, 2009  |  3 Comments

During the Government 2,0 Expo in D.C., the winners of the Apps for America contest were selected, with much cheering and enthusiasm on Twitter and other social media following closely this event in D.C. I went through the three winners and looked at the list of submissions, which were 46, one less than the Apps […]


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Why Government Is Not A Platform

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 8, 2009  |  36 Comments

This week government 2.0 enthusiasts will meet in DC for the Gov 2.0 Summit organized by Tim O’Reilly with a quite interesting list of vendor sponsors and an impressive number of speakers from government and elsewhere. Most of the people who are driving and implementing change in the Obama administration will be either speaking or […]


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More Applications For Democracy, Just From Downunder

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 4, 2009  |  2 Comments

According to a ZDNet article, the New South Wales Premier has launched a contest named apps4nsw, to invite people to submit ideas or actual software applications (to be used on web sites or mobile devices) using government data. Cash prizes are available for the best submissions. The state hosting beautiful Sidney joins the UK, the […]


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Digital Divides Will Not Stop Government 2.0: Do Not Wait For A Crisis To Find Out

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 30, 2009  |  5 Comments

In several papers, conferences or client inquiries I am hearing the same argument, over and over again: unless you are a digital native, you are not going to buy any soon into social networking, so there is no chance it will happen unless (1) everybody has (high speed) Internet access and (2) a generational change […]


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McKinsey Misses The Mark on E-Government and Web 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 27, 2009  |  1 Comment

A few days ago I received the usual email from McKinsey Quarterly flagging the availability of their article about E-Government 2.0. I always read McKinsey’s articles with interest, as I often find great insights. Although it starts from the right premise (e-government has somewhat plateaued over the last few years), I found that its suggested […]

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No More Front or Back Office in Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 7, 2009  |  1 Comment

In my research about the future of government I’ve been looking for some time at the many boundaries that are blurring: between government and intermediary channels, between government and social networks, between employees and citizens, between service providers and service suppliers, between policy making and service delivery. Earlier today, a client flagged that also the […]

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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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