18 July 2009

US - Wiki Government

Beth Simone Noveck's new book, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful, could not be more relevant today as we observe the unfolding dynamics after Iran's disputed presidential election, where tech-savvy Iranians have turned to microblogging platforms and social networks to organize and send pictures and messages to the outside world in real time as events unfold. This serves as a powerful example of how new media tools can overcome government attempts at censorship and oppression.