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More signs of trend in changing dynamics of public access TV? Google launches YouTube for Government

Google announced the launch of YouTube for Government with a simple landing page and playlist of examples of how elected officials and government is using its video platform.

As social media savvy politicians and municipalities begin to creatively adopt free Web-based tools, public access television may find itself lose relevance sooner that we think.

Google is obviously paying attention:

With more than 200 million Americans online, political information is now regularly distributed outside of traditional media outlets. Government officials can use YouTube to engage Americans of all ages and demographics.

Most recent example from St. Charles, Missouri:

6 government sites crowdsourcing citizen ideas

Local governments and federal agencies are leveraging crowdsourcing feedback tools such as UserVoice to gauge citizen feedback. Here are 6 examples.

What other agencies are doing the same?

Ideas for Seattle

Ideas for Seattle

On behalf of Mayor-Elect Mike McGinn, welcome to Ideas for Seattle. The strength of our city comes from our talented citizens. We need your input during this transition so that we can work together to make Seattle a better place for all of us.

Santa Cruz City Budget

Santa Cruz City Budget

This is your city. Though these challenges are shared with a nation and indeed the world, we need to come up with our own solutions. How would you like to see the city handle these trying times?

Ideas for Austin

Ideas for Austin

What are your ideas to prepare our city for the 21st century economy?

openNASA

openNASA

Welcome to the official openNASA feedback and ideas forum. Do you have an idea? Do you recognize a good idea when you see one? We want to hear from you!

Department of Veterans Affairs Website

Department of Veterans Affairs Website

St Louis County Crime Incident Map

St Louis County Crime Incident Map

Welcome to the official feedback forum for the St Louis County Crime Incident Map. Do you have an idea to improve our site? Do you recognize a good idea when you see one? We want to hear from you!