End-of-Year Review 2010 (Video)

2010 is history. While people are probably still recovering of New Year’s Eve celebrations, we are looking back on moments that moved us, made us laugh, left us wondering or gave us hope.

  • Haiti is hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, 230.000 people give their live. The world community quickly responds to the catastrophe.
  • As of 2010 we create every two weeks that amount of information that human mankind created from its incarnation up to 2003.
  • Eyjafjallajökull. This is not a form of diarrhea but one of Islands smaller ice caps and, in 2010, the reason why many flights had to be canceled because of a volcano ash cloud. In fact we missed our plane seat to the Berlin Open Data hackathon. Jules Verne called it a passage to the center of the earth , which we believe.
  • Frankenstein is getting closer: Scientists claim to have created a human programmable bacteria. We are uncertain if this news is any better than our friends from outer space in lake mono.
  • On Viennarecordia 2010 nobody challenged the existing record of peeling and eating three lemons faster than 28,5 seconds.
  • Swedisch girls impose a serious threat to the public opening of non-disclosed files. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange opened classified records of the US, the Vatican and other administrations on a public wiki. It is yet open wheather this brings the world closer to peace or to war.
  • China will help Europe to overcome financial problems in stabilizing the Euro by byuing their debts. We thought China tries to copy the good things, we stand corrected.
  • 2010 was the year the government went public. Well, at least some of them. Open Linked Data is en vogue and Vienna follows the development.

The Center of E-Government assessed and evaluated international directions of digital public administration and translated it for our project partners to the intricacies of central European administration. 2010 was a new landmark of collaboration between citizens, economy, NGO’s and the administration. We feel that we’re right at the beginning of a new e-governance shaped by society.  We will contunue to contribute to this new aera and to critically evaluate the developments.

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One comment

  1. Stuttgart 21 marked a new era in government relations with the public in Germany. The internet and social media helped residents to get organised – even beyond Stuttgart! It is now widely recognised that community involvement needs to be part of mega projects. Clearly, this goes beyond traditional non-political forms of volunteering which has always been strong in Baden-Württemberg.


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