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dc.contributor.authorAllen, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorBalnaves, Mark
dc.contributor.editorPeter Parycek
dc.contributor.editorAlexander Prosser
dc.identifier.citationAllen, Matthew and Balnaves, Mark. 2010. E-government and social media: the Queensland Government's MYQ2 initiative, in Parycek, P. and Prosser, A. (ed), EDem10: 4th International Conference on eDemocracy, pp. 261-270. Krems, Austria: Austrian Computer Society (Osterreichishe Computer Gesellschaft).

In 2008 the government of Queensland, Australia launched a strategic vision for the state and its people entitled Toward Q2. Like many government media activities, the vision was articulated primarily via the Internet: a commonplace form of e-government. Yet Toward Q2 is soon to be accompanied by a more innovative form of e-government through another initiative - MyQ2. MyQ2 is a website that aims to harness the power of social media in building governmental interaction with citizens. This paper will focus on describing MyQ2 in its pre-release form, so as to demonstrate how it represents a new form of e-government, building civic engagement, while doing so in a way specific to the needs of government. MyQ2 demonstrates how the use of Web 2.0-based approaches enables governments, in theory at least, to mobilise citizens to become active participants in the operational achievement of governance.

dc.publisherAustrian Computer Society (Osterreichishe Computer Gesellschaft)
dc.subjectsocial media
dc.subjectinternet studies
dc.titleE-government and social media: the Queensland Government's MYQ2 initiative
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleEDem 2010. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Democracy
dcterms.source.seriesEDem 2010. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on E-Democracy
dcterms.source.conferenceEDem10: 4th International Conference on eDemocracy
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateMay 6 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationKrems, Austria
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curtin.facultyDepartment of Internet Studies
curtin.facultyFaculty of Humanities

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