The federal government web portal USA.gov has a page dedicated to Government 2.0 resources. The Government 2.0 page links to Web 2.0 tools from USA.gov and other federal government sites. With these tools, USA.gov hopes to engage the public, improve access, and put a face on government information and resources.
Here are just a few of the Web 2.0 tools you can find:
RSS feeds – Library of RSS feeds from across the government
Web Chat – Live personal assistance available weekdays from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Side note: Do you find the name Goverment web 2.0 a little clunky? You’re not alone. Mashable recently asked its readers to help rename “Goverment 2.0”. Here are the results.
Compare jobless rates across the nation over time in this new interactive map by Stateline. Make sure you click the changes over time text to see how many jobs have been lost since the recession began in December 2007.
As news goes online what happens to journalism? How do consumer habits change? OPB’s Think Out Loud asks the questions.
Suzi Steffen from the Eugene Weekly and adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and John Yemma editor of The Christian Science Monitor also weigh in.
Another nonprofit investigative journalism center forms –
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ), based in Madison,
will be operated by a staff of professional journalists under the guidance
of a board of directors composed of nationally acclaimed journalists and
experts in management of nonprofit
WCIJ’s initial partners are Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public
Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Full Announcement.
The Multnomah County Library now offers wireless Internet at all neighborhood libraries, Central Library and the Title Wave Used Book Store. Check out this Q&A for the details.
The freedom of wireless doesn’t stop there.
Multnomah County Library has also added a wireless catalog to its services. AirPAC (a service of MCL Mobile), is a version of the library catalog designed especially for internet ready mobile devices.
This means you can renew items from anyhere, place a item hold while stuck in traffic, or search the library’s holdings for that obscure journal you just came across in your reporting.