Government 2.0 in action: Redesigned Utah.gov portal

The Utah.gov state portal was redesigned this week and has now a lot of interesting Web 2.0 features, such as direct connections using social media tools (Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, different mobile applications and RSS feeds). Besides the traditional functions of a portal, Utah has extended their online presence by geolocation services.  The new administration’s open government and transparency paradigm seems to be accomplished as well: online government data is provided (data tab), tracking of taxpayers’ money (transparency tab), support of citizen participation (public meetings tab), support innovation (innovation), and a lot more:

UtahPortal

Update: YouTube video with explanations of the functionalities:

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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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