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All the govt web’s a wiki?

I meant to blog about this last week, but things got hectic. Anyway, here’s an interesting story regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s recently redesigned and updated site that was designed to disseminate disaster preparedness information. It turns out that the site is full of inaccuracies and incomplete information so the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) set their intern to analyzing the site.

Emily Hesaltine created, modeled after, that addresses the inaccuracies and incomplete information on the DHS site. Read the analysis.

Granted, this is only one govt Web site, but wouldn’t it be cool if the public could analyze govt sites and give suggestions/make changes that made those sites more informative and accurate? Can you say wiki-gov-opedia?

[Thanks BoingBoing]

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