Friday, June 19, 2009

Utah 2.0

The US state of Utah has been a very active implementer of government 2.0 initiatives for several years now, and is known as one of the most progressive early adopters (for government) in the space.

They recently released a new website which uses many web 2.0 features to improve the experience for uses and also aggregates many of the government 2.0 activities the state undertakes.

According to Federal Computer Week's article, Utah goes Web 2.0, the site includes,
the aggregation of 27 state blogs and more than 100 Twitter accounts, according to state officials.

The new site has geographical detection technology that estimates the location of visitors and displays relevant location specific information, including local meetings, government Web sites, school and library information, park information, and available online services, Utah officials said.

A data portal provides access to public data sets from local, state and federal government sources.

It also offers 24/7 live chat as well as many other web 2.0 features.

The new site is online at www.utah.govegov

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