May 24, 2011

17 State and Local Governments Honored for Web 2.0 and Social Media

SEVENTEEN STATE and municipal governments were recognized by the Public Technology Institute (PTI) on Monday, May 23, with Web 2.0 State and Local Government Awards for Excellence. The awards were given for innovative use of Web 2.0 applications and social media tools to engage citizens, improve efficiency and increase accountability.

The award winners, which included seven cities, five states, four counties and one city/county, showcased cross-coordination and functionality for items such as Facebook, Twitter, e-town halls, citizen service request portals, mobile apps, live webchats and multimedia sharing that are targeted to residents, visitors, businesses and employees.

“Fundamentally the awards are to raise awareness of the power of Web 2.0 and social media for governments and to encourage that use,” said Susan Cable, program manager of PTI’s Citizen-Engaged Communities and Web 2.0 programs. “By identifying best practices and sharing that information, other governments can get a vision of how they can be utilized.”

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lauren said...

I really appreciate the innovative Idea of awarding the states and countries for creating awareness of social media.It seems that it will motivate to increase it to large scale.Good work
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