Chesterfield County fully supports openness in government. The concept of openness is integral to the definition of Web 2.0. As a result of this effort we are embracing Government 2.0 guiding practices. The potential for Government 2.0 is both real and exciting, technology-wise. We can now efficiently enable a government that is transparent, participatory, collaborative, and effective.
Government 2.0 is symbolic for attempts to apply the social networking and integration advantages of Web 2.0 to the practice of government. Government 2.0 is an attempt to provide more effective processes for government service delivery to individuals and businesses. Integration of tools such as wikis, development of government-specific social networking sites and the use of blogs, RSS feeds among others are all helping governments provide information to people in a manner that is more immediately useful to the people concerned.
Another concept being supported is the use of sites like Digg and Del.icio.us to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories.
Access the "site tools" menu which is available in the upper right hand corner of the content area and selecting a choice from the 'Get Connected' menu section. These links are provided to promote the sharing and discussion of the content contained within our site with other interested or involved parties.
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RSS feeds are generally provided anywhere within our site where lists of data are available. You can subscribe to these RSS feeds and add the feed URL to your favorite RSS Reader. For your convenience we have also added a drop-down menu that will allow you to add this feed to this listed RSS feed services. If you don't already have an account with any of these services, you can sign up when you attempt to add the feed.