Summer holidays must be coming up or something. Another government report was issued this week too:
Stuff for everyone. Chapter 7 and 8 deal with safety, the changes required to allow government services and data to be shared and used and the other unglamorous area where progress is needed, talking about a move to “Government of the web”.
It takes on board some at least of the Power of Information Taskforce’s recommendations.
There is a series of specific time-bound actions at the end (a good sign), but real progress can only happen when the proposals move from pilot and studies to actual live use.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of links relating to Web 2.0. The first seems a great way of integrating content by topic (not by source), and the second is a research project looking at how Web 2.0 can suport research.
A new way to collect content and connect with people who share your interests. Use Twine to track, find, and share what interests you. Twine ties it all together by topic, so you can have it in one place. To get started, find a twine of your interest through search or explore, then join!
The number of Web 2.0 services and applications, widely used by Internet users, academics, industry and enterprise, are growing rapidly, which demonstrates its solid foundations. These technologies and services are based on the open standards that underpin the Internet and Web, and are used in many forms, e.g. blogs, wikis, mashups, social websites, podcasting and content tagging. This field is having a significant impact on distributed infrastructure and applications, and on the way users and developers interact.This theme is looking at the impact and influence of Web 2.0 on e-Research infrastructure, services, applications and users.