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  • [R]evolution in Government #projectrevolutionAnthony Deos | @asdeos
  • Our discussion:• What is social media?• Revolution, Evolution or both?• The Epochs of Civilization• Social media inGovernment• Wither the Nation-state?
  • What is social media?• Common misconception: ▫ It’s technology, it’s applications and tools.
  • What is social media?• It’s about relationships & human interaction.• Why is social media different? ▫ Both the instrument & product of social shaping.
  • Social Media = Collaboration
  • Social Media = Networks• Network Society• ‘Disaggregated’ states collaborating in networks.• Noopolitik ▫ Knowledge power ▫ Network organization
  • Revolution, Evolution or Both? BOTH
  • Revolution, Evolution or Both?• ‘Change comes in waves or cycles…some waves come in such magnitude that it appears to be a ‘revolution’’.
  • The Epochs of Civilization• Spoken Word• First ‘writings’.• The alphabet.• Moveable type.• Mass media/broadcast• The Internet.
  • The Epochs of Civilization• Spoken Word • ‘The Great Leap forward’• First ‘writings’. • First City State• The alphabet. • Greek Enlightenment• Moveable type. • Renaissance• Mass media/broadcast • End of Cold War• The Internet. • ??
  • Where and Why?
  • The Printing Press• Most recent world-order transformation.• Without the printing press, the state as we know it would have not come into existence.
  • Social Media & Globalization• Nation-states unleashed the forces of globalization.• But, globalization flourishes because of the ICT ‘revolution’.
  • Social Media in Government• Nation-state Reactions: ▫ Control ▫ Adapt• Two Levels: ▫ Local ▫ Global
  • Social Media inGovernment• Control – increasingly difficult ▫ Nation-states models based on maintain control are being challenged.• Adaptation – increasingly necessary ▫ Nation-state models in transition are more common .
  • Arab Spring Nation-states• Control of Information• Little or no citizen interaction• Mistrust of state-owned media
  • Arab Spring Nation-states• Social media did not CREATE the uprisings, but played a central role in SHAPING the debates.• Used to disseminate information and network.
  • New Zealand• An early innovator: ▫ Digital Strategy 2005 ▫ 2005 - 100% of schools connected to Internet ▫ 2007 – Participation 2.0 ▫ Digital Strategy 2.0 in 2008 ▫ DigitalNZ
  • New Zealand• Positive adaption continues: ▫ Between 2011-12 the Government sector had the greatest growth of engagement. ▫ Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFI) ▫ Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)
  • New Zealand• A new type of nation-state? ▫ A network-information society.  E-government  Integration across networks (borders, cultures, etc.) ▫ A ‘knowledge society’  Knowledge provider/producer & sharer.
  • [R]evolution & the Nation-state• Wither the nation-state? ▫ Yes&No ▫ More likely further evolution of political and social organization.