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Blockchain

Blockchain is the technology behind cyrptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Namecoin and Titcoin. These currencies work as any other currency in terms of spending them, but their creation is a little differently and relies on cryptography, 624 more words

Business

“Putting lipstick on a pig” thats the end result of billions spent by government on IT projects

A scathing report on government digital policy says it has failed in its objective of “transforming government”. The numerous iterations of applying technology to government has amounted to no more than expensive window dressing or, as colourfully described in the paper, “putting lipstick on pigs”. 190 more words

Publications

Can Millennials Save E-government?

Many analysts (including yours truly, in a book called “Government 2.0”) predicted that by 2016, digital government would already long be a reality. In practice, the “e-gov revolution” has been an exceedingly slow-moving one.

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Commentary

What’s e-gov got to do with it?

Lots.

Emily Shaw posted a great piece on the relevance of e-governance research for civic technology earlier this month. She argues that academic e-government research dwarfs the nearly non-existent academic interest in civic tech (as evidenced by 169,000 vs 185 hits on google scholar), and that civic technologists should care about research on e-government. 1,300 more words

Commentary

6: Through the computer screen

‘I was born in a small town in Lithuania. During my childhood I knew that only 5 telephones existed in my town. In need to reach any neighbour it was much easier visiting than calling,’ recalls Regina Dovidaviciute.  41 more words

News

The power of social media for Government 🏢

Social media is presence and it is fueled by ever changing technology. There are 3 major players that makes use of social media most users, business & government. 583 more words