Today I was down in Santa Clara speaking with delegates from the Open World program on a Moscow sister city visit centered on government accountability. I shared about best practices and innovations in social media and open data in government. I love doing these talks, but I always have to remind international audiences that the cutting edge applications and ideas in my presentations are still very much in the experimentation phase in the U.S.
We discussed whether it is lack of education about emergening technologies, or civic apathy, that prohibits the spread of Gov 2.0 through communities. Very much both, I think. Here are the slides from my talk: