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Government in your hand

Government in your hand, By David Stephenson, FCW.com, May 21, 2007. “Governing in the YouTube era will change relations between government and citizens.”

The combination of powerful, networked personal communications devices and groups working together in social networks linked by the net and by cell phones can transform the public’s relationship with government from a passive recipient of services into an invaluable collaborator. “Some call it ‘sousveillance,’ which happens when people turn the tables and monitor government.”

Yet another reason for us to fight for open formats and freely-accessible, freely re-usable, free government information.

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