Why has government gone from zero to Web 2.0 in 60 seconds?

Microsoft Director of Innovative Social Engagement Mark Drapeau asks, ‘Why has government gone from zero to Web 2.0 in 60 seconds?’

What do you think?

About Mark Drapeau

Dr. Mark Drapeau is Director of Innovative Social Engagement for Microsoft's U.S. Public Sector division in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs of The George Washington University, and until recently a research fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy in Washington, DC. Mark is also a contributing writer for Federal Computer Week, where he writes about emerging media technologies and how they are changing government and the balance of power in society. Mark is also a co-founder of Government 2.0 Club, an international platform for sharing knowledge about the intersection between technology and governance. And, in the spirit of openness and transparency, he is an avid mindcaster on Twitter.

3 Responses

  1. Simple. No Federal Government agency wanted to be first. When some brave groups like the CDC finally dove head first into social media, other agencies still wanted to sit on the sidelines for a year or two and see how it played out. When the tide finally shifted (and still is) agencies were caught playing catchup for missing the last 5 years. Nobody wants to seem out of touch and inflexible. Need to keep up with the Obamas…


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