RE: Social Media Project Task

The StratML collection currently contains  115 plans referencing "outreach,"
187 referencing "collaboration," 178 referencing "participation," and 87
referencing "tansparency." 


Perhaps some of the objectives contained in those plans might be good use
cases for consideration by the eGov IG.  However, there is one particularly
good use case:


It would be great if agencies could use StratML in combination with social
networking services to enable transparency, participation, collaboration,
and "openness" in compiling and soliciting input and feedback on the open
gov plans required by objective 3.a of the President's open gov directive.


Similarly, it would be good if the eGov IG could do likewise with respect to
its plan(s).


BTW, the President's directive defines an "open format" as "one that is
platform independent, machine readable, and made available to the public
without restrictions that would impede the re-use of that information."
(StratML is such a format.)




From: []
On Behalf Of Chris Beer
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 4:30 AM
To: Brian Gryth
Cc: eGovIG IG
Subject: Re: Social Media Project Task


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.



Brian Peltola Gryth
715 Logan street
Denver, CO 80203


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