Is Government 2.0 on the way?

The Guardian reports that British government has issued a report called The Power of Information, which urges the government to engage with grassroots web activism.

A snippet from the article: "Imagine Government 2.0. Wisdom no longer flows from officialdom to the population, but is co-created with citizens. Civil servants contribute openly to Facebook groups on controversies of the day. Government websites have wiki areas where people can exchange tips about filing tax returns or claiming benefits."


Web 2.0 is nice but a lot of our government sites haven't figured out Web 1.0 -- that is, as far as basic usability and organization is concerned.

Note, this ranges down through all the levels of government -- Federal, State & Local. The further you go, the more of a challenge it becomes.