Will the South Australian Government lead Australia with a multifaceted social media strategy and embrace folksonomies, blogs and wikis. ? Interesting to see if the 200+ public servants who attended the Digital Media Revolution conference will respond to the industry’s presentations.
The audience was told that citizens are expecting more from their governments and governments need to give their constituents a say in pretty well everything. But did you know that South Australia was ahead of its time when it launched an online talkback service called ‘Talking Points’ in around 2002? The idea didn’t take off basically because most of the chat was boring.. and maybe over-moderated? But now we have communities that are used to baring their souls online, we can expect to see the human face of the SA Govt.
The good news announced at the conference is that local providers will now have an opportunity to apply for a DFEEST-run grants program to help establish some innovative social and interactive media programs.
Thanks again to Ann Clancy and the AIMIA SA committee for making this happen.