Entrepreneur, blogger Anil Dash announces venture to connect tech, government experts

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Tech entrepreneur and blogger Anil Dash announced the launch of Expert Labs at Web 2.0 Expo NY 09.

Expert Labs will work with policy makers, technologists, scientists, researchers and academics to leverage crowdsourcing as a way to “help government listen” and create better policy.

“Dot gov is the new dot com,” said Dash, who was Vice President and Chief Evangelist at Six Apart, makers TypePad and Movable Type and will serve as Director of Expert Labs.

Expert Labs will run as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science with a $500,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Dash told attendees, “I hope you pay attention to the idea that Web 2.0 can serve the greater good than some of the trivial things we’ve done. We can actually help make our country better.”

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Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh and co-founder/CEO of ProudCity. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

8 thoughts on “Entrepreneur, blogger Anil Dash announces venture to connect tech, government experts

  1. Of course. I think it’s a really important conversation to be having – how we can best cover digital in politics without generating white noise. Looking forward to seeing the debate continue and have an impact on our work.

    Politico has jumped on the game too, joining forces with Facebook.

    Thanks,
    AF

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