I agree with Paul – Web2.0 is about interaction, sharing, and building a real sense of engagement for all. Many to many gives no sense of the power of Web2.0
This approach suggests that the primary beneficiary of Gov2.0 will be government. While, I agree that there are obvious benefits for government, I would suggest that the primary beneficiaries will be citizens.
To deliver citizen centric benefits will require much more than “the transformative power of the technology” – it will require a real and demonstrable commitment to making it happen over the long haul.
I agree – in light of the subject matter of this ‘consultation’ it is vital that we walk the walk as well as talk the talk. For example, will all written submissions be made visible to the online community? To what extent will the material in written submissions outweigh the online chat? As with the online environment will responses to written submissions be available?