Also In The News: Obama and Web 2.0

President-elect Barack Obama might have Web 2.0 fever, but there's no guarantee that the rest of the government will happily go along. The Washington Post said that much of the government is stuck in the Encyclopedia Britannica era in which a small number of decision-makers oversee policies and lawmaking.

Web 2.0 overturns that paradigm by giving rank-and-file employees a much greater ability to share ideas and contribute to discussions they would have been excluded from in past eras.

It was only a decade ago that a president ordered all agencies to create Web sites. Now a president is likely to set policies that move agencies well beyond a simple, static site and into the era of social networking.

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