Dec 29, 2009

Round Up for 2009

Here are some of articles, papers, and videos that shaped my thinking this year.
  • Putting Government Data Online Tim Berners-Lee most excellent article challenging us to take the risk and be open before we know the results. My #1.
  • Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable Clay Shirky's view of journalism is an insight into the disruptive change we are living.
  • "The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online" danah boyd's speech at June's Personal Democracy Forum forcing folks to sit up and think about how we use and think about online social networks.
  • Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On (PDF) Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle's discussion on how the Web is learning, and maybe solving some of our data issues.
  • Is Twitter a Complex Adaptive System? Vanessa Miemis laces a number of disciplines together to build on structure and development of online social systems (not just Twitter).
  • Cultural Change is Free In this video, John Seddon talks about "systems thinking", as opposed to the top-down "management thinking" or "Command and Control" thinking. Or, the manifesto to letting it go. Watch the entire video, it's worth it.
What else should I be reading? I want to learn more--put your favs in the comments.

Next, here are the ten most popular posts from this blog in 2009.
  1. What Is the Most Important Thing?
  2. Transparency Requires Plain Language
  3. Yellow Brick Roadmap: Five Examples of Getting Gov 2.0 Done
  4. 5 Social Media Memes Changing Government
  5. Hey dot-gov! Don't Believe Your Hype
  6. Innovation Causes Failure
  7. New Utah Website Graded on Tasks
  8. Talk Talk vs. Do Do
  9. 7 Listening Tools: Getting from Asking to Listening
  10. Social Networking and National Security
Thanks for reading and egging me on.

And, last, here's to an exciting New Year! Can't wait to see what's next.

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