Tom Watson talks about social media initiative at 2gether08

Finally got to see Tom Watson in person, presenting at 2gether08 about the Government initiative to provide more open access to public, non-personal data sets. Tom talked about the launch of a competition for social innovators and entrepeneurs to develop more effective products and services using government pulished provide more effective use of published information. More information about this on the ‘Show us a better way‘ website. This is one of the initiatives coming out of the Power of Information Taskforce that was created earlier this year.Apologies for the shaky video, but key messages are all there.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEk1CkBLk6w&w=425&h=344]

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