This morning, David Eaves plotted where he thinks various GoC 2.0 initiatives fall against Gartner’s hype cycle. I very much agree with his overall impression that in terms of adoption of “Government 2.0,” the Canadian federal government is at a very early point.
This got me thinking about how other federal governments are doing. Here’s my highly unscientific impression:
So why did I put the US government at the peak of inflated expectations? Well, that’s how Gartner analyst’s Andrea Dimaio sees it, and I can’t quibble with that.
And as for the UK? Well, they’ve had their big 2.0 taskforce and are well into implementation on a number of fronts. They are comfortable with bureaucrats participating online. They are integrating 2.0 aspects into many of their core web presences (random examples: DFID, BIS, No. 10). And last but not least – they base their official tweeting on actual strategy. ;+)