RE: position paper: Social Media in eGovernment

Any plans to open discussion threads on the six listed (and perhaps other)
"key questions for government"? 

With reference to the first question, I would make a plea for use of the
word "stewardship" rather than "ownership" -- at least as far as public
information is concerned.  (The notion that someone ... anyone ... could
"own" a social network is also anathema to me.)  See the section entitled
"Culture" at the bottom of page 10 (PDF page 16) of the document at -- whose
four enumerated goals are available in StratML format at 

Regarding the second of the four summary points in the social media
"position" paper, it would be good if the eGov IG could at least identify,
if not necessarily "recommend" a few key goals that might be part of a
logical strategic "approach" (if not necessarily an actual strategic plan,
with measurable objectives against which progress can be measured and
reported to stakeholders, e.g., in StratML format).

Owen Ambur
Co-Chair Emeritus, xmlCoP  
Co-Chair, AIIM StratML Committee
Member, AIIM iECM Committee 
Invited Expert, W3C eGov IG
Membership Director, FIRM Board  
Former Project Manager, 

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jose M. Alonso
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 6:03 PM
To: eGov IG
Cc: John Sheridan; Kevin Novak
Subject: position paper: Social Media in eGovernment

Dear Group participants,

As discussed at the F2F, John drafted a position paper for the  
upcoming W3C workshop on the Future of Social Networking [1] that  
Kevin and I reviewed.

Paper is available at [2] and has just been sent to the programme  
committee. I'm very sorry that due to time constraints we were not  
able to share it with the Group ahead of time to get more comments  
from you. We'll update the Group at a future call or by email once we  
get more information from the PC.

This closes ACTION-30.



Jose M. Alonso <>    W3C/CTIC
eGovernment Lead        

Received on Thursday, 4 December 2008 01:42:55 UTC