As governments across Australia and around the world seek to use Web 2.0 tools and strategies to communicate with their citizens, this forum explores the role of social media as a means of direct communication, collaboration and engagement between governments and communities.
This event was held at the State Library of Victoria on 17 November 2009 as part of the Big Issues symposium.
An introduction to the New Media in Government seminar by Penny Hutchinson, the acting deputy secretary for the Department of Premier and Cabinet, is included at the beginning of Nicholas Gruen's presentation.
There are three audio presentations available to download
Nicholas Gruen: New Media in Government
Dr Nicholas Gruen refers to new media as a truly transformational phenomenon and discusses the exciting possibilities for using Web 2.0 in government.
This recording begins with an introduction to the New Media in Government seminar by Penny Hutchinson, the acting deputy secretary for the Department of Premier and Cabinent.
New Media in Government was held at the State Library of Victoria on 17 November 2009.
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Bill Thompson: New Media in Government
Bill Thompson explains how the social media network creates the possibility of re-thinking government.
Mark Pesce: New Media in Government
Mark Pesce talks about the explosion of communication opportunities that social media has created. He explores the power of the social media platform and how we can use it to amplify our creative and connective capabilities.