The Social Media Experiment Is Over by Adam Christensen

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  1. An excellent presentation by Adam and kudos to IBM and all its efforts up to now which really show the way for other companies to follow. Another interesting perspective is what the public sector and political institutions can learn from opening up data, conversations and mainly minds (their own of course). Too many people and institutions still just “don’t get it” (i.e they “are not ready”). This I tried to highlight in my recent blog post where IBM Jams, Innocentive and SAGE are three examples of innovation that I put forward (btw, check SAGE if you don’t know it already). But I think that “institutional inertia” is probably the single most important obstacle in those efforts; Let’s remember that there is an assymetry: Technology is way ahead of appropriate mentality. Thanks Luis for your great blog.

    1. Hi Vassilis! Thanks a bunch for dropping by and for the wonderful follow up commentary! You surely are right that the example Adam talks about is one of leading by example in the very same terms that we should see right away under the current Government environment. any government. Transparency is a key thing, indeed, but true engagement with your citizens is perhaps even more important; to give them an opportunity to share with you how they would like to see their own country and other fellow citizens is becoming incredibly more paramount than letting those with the power lead, just because they won an election. Such times are over, no doubt.

      And your blog post on Innovation or perish is just spot on with this way of thinking. Yes, it may take a little while for the governments to catch up, yet, I don’t think they have got a choice any longer. Social Networking is opening up the world and government and public sector is not an exception any longer!

      Check out this other blog post I shared a little while ago on another presentation from Tara Hunt (a.k.a. missrogue) on Government Next. Times are changing, and there is no reason why governments should, too!

      (Oh, and thanks much for the kind feedback, Vassilis, on the blog. It is greatly appreciated)

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