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Contest: Define Gov 2.0 in 140 characters or less

Government 2.0 is a phrase that many people (including journalists) like to toss around, but what the heck does it mean anyway? With hopes of bringing some clarity to the topic (and, one can only hope, a little levity), we are asking for your help.

Send us a definition for Gov 2.0 that is either enlightening or amusing — or better yet both. We will publish the best entry, along with the other top contenders, in our June 14 issue.

You can enter as many definitions as you would like. But there’s one catch: In keeping with the 2.0 spirit, each entry is limited to 140 characters.

Submit your definition by posting a comment below (and yes, we will count the characters) or tweet it with #fcw20.

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 9:03 AM


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Reader comments

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | Buddy Somewhere in Ohio

New GOV 2.0 in 2013 - Sorry Buddy your Furloughed!

Tue, Jun 1, 2010 Buddy Somewhere in Ohio

GOV 2.0 ->GOT 2 Visit 2 or more security prompts to just post this message, Let alone with the web pages.

Sat, May 22, 2010 Aghilmort USA

Open Government Initiative - increased transparency for enlightened constituency, plethora of data providing greater depth of understanding.

Thu, May 20, 2010 Aghilmort USA

Cloud Computing, Mobile/Location Apps, Data.gov, Social Search, OpenGovernment, Telecommuting, SOAs - fads or paths to effective government?

Wed, May 19, 2010 Charles Maryland

A socially interactive electronic government with its citizens for the purpose of mutually serving the nation’s mission, achieving mutual and mutually exclusive objectives, in pursuit of a truer democracy

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