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Web 2.0, Social Media, and Mobile Technologies for Connected Government

Web 2.0, Social Media, and Mobile Technologies for Connected Government
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Author(s): Zaigham Mahmood (University of Northampton, UK & Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 18
Source title: Web 2.0 and Cloud Technologies for Implementing Connected Government
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Zaigham Mahmood (University of Northampton, UK & Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4570-6.ch001

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Abstract

A connected government uses digital technologies for public administration to improve the democratic processes and provide electronic services to strengthen support for public policies. Also referred to as Government 2.0, it aims to harness the information revolution to improve the lives of citizens and enhance the efficiency of governmental processes. Some of the digital technologies and methods that advanced economies are already using to enhance the connected governance include mobile computing, internet of things, social media applications, and Web 2.0-related communication tools. Through the use of such technologies, governments and citizens can interact in real time, whereby citizens can voice their opinions and engage in the electronic participation. In this chapter, the author introduces Web 2.0, social media networking, and mobile technologies, and then, outlining the characteristics of a connected government, the chapter discusses how mobile, Web 2.0, and social networking tools can support governments to enhance transparency, openness, and effectiveness.

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