Being in Washington DC, the topic of Government 2.0 or how government is going to use Web 2.0 technologies is definitely a hot topic. For the January 14th Social Media Club meeting, they’ll be covering this every topic, with a pretty rad cast of characters on the panel. I’d recommend checking it out. I’ll be there.
Social media is set to make a big splash in 2009 and beyond, especially with President Barack Obama’s administration openly embracing online marketing tactics. What does this mean for government contractors, government focused media outlets, and those actively engaged with government agencies that face challenges around social media adoption? Small and large contractors who focus on military, defense, intelligence, public service and other sectors will all benefit from this open discussion on social media in government. We’ll discuss the overall government strategy and what the potential roadmap for 2009 looks like, how government agencies and contractors have collaborated so far, what works and what doesn’t, how to harness the collective intelligence of people to contribute to government, and what’s next in the relationship between social media and government.