The Rise and Rise of Social Software

From today’s IT Section of The Australian

THE federal government may tap the vast pool of social resources behind blogs and websites such as Flickr and Wikipedia to boost its online information services.

The Department of Finance’s lead information technology body, AGIMO, has begun experimenting with wikis and blogs with a view to expanding their use throughout commonwealth departments and agencies.

“The Australian Government Information Management Office is trialling wikis and blogs internally and is investigating the expansion of these services in the government sphere,” a spokesman for Special Minister for State Gary Nairn said.

We’re taking over the world, folks. Once governing departments start to adopt, it’s all over. We’re no longer the experimental elite.

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