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Re: Social Media Project Task

From: Chris Beer <chris-beer@grapevine.net.au>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:29:58 +1100
Message-ID: <4B260596.4000809@grapevine.net.au>
To: Brian Gryth <briangryth@gmail.com>
CC: eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi Brian

The Social Media project as stated is something that I think really 
needs to be done - the fact is that there is a lot of policy as well as 
technology and practicalities that any .gov entity moving into the SM 
space will want hard direction on - such as an IG note.

But you're right - we should practise what we preach. I think it's a 
brilliant idea, especially given the state of our case studies page :) 
And it could almost be it's own project. The problem with utilising it 
as a method for case study is the W3C is not a government organisation, 
and ultimately, we don't face, and unless simulated (on which bias could 
be called) can't really convey the issues faced by governments. While I 
think it will have merit as a case study into how collaboration can work 
(W3C is collaboratively driven after all, and a case study of the 
formulation of any W3C official document would work equally as well), 
what we really need are case studies from within the .gov.* sphere.

My two cents :)


Chris Beer
Canberra, Australia

Brian Gryth wrote:
> Hello all,
> I wanted to flush out an idea before proposing/posting it to the 
> project wiki page.
> One of the projects this group has identified regards the use of 
> social media tools by government entities.
> The projects wiki pages states that the IG will augment work that has 
> already been done by other groups by including the IGs "international, 
> standards-based perspective" in the discussion.  (Which could be 
> useful if we would say anything different or new).  As stated on the 
> project page, the work product to be generated would be a W3C Interest 
> Group Note.  If this is the desired outcome of the group, I think that 
> it will be fine and will added to the discourse.
> Alternatively, I would like to suggest that the social media project 
> be a practical experiment that generates a use case of how the IG 
> utilized social media tools for the outreach and education aspect of 
> the second charter.  I believe that social media is augment to an 
> agency’s or organizations work.  So I suggest that we use the social 
> media project as a method to augment the OGD and LGD projects and as a 
> way to distribute the demos and other materials produced by the 
> group.  All of those efforts can lead to a use case for how to use 
> social media by a organization.
> Please comment as I would like to hear the thoughts of others.
> Thanks
> Brian
> Brian Peltola Gryth
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