Archives for July 2011

FutureGov provides massive exposure across Asia Pacific!

We’re just thrilled to bits to be featured on the FutureGov website homepage today (we’re still pinching ourselves!)…

Here’s the link to the article itself

This is wonderful exposure across the Asia Pacific region, across all sectors of government.

We look forward to the input of the “Asia Pacific Emergency 2.0 Wiki community”…

Thanks FutureGov!

Emergency 2.0 Wiki Blog Launch Blitz A Success!


The Wiki Working Group Team onsite for the Blog Launch Blitz (L to R are Denver Gibson, Matthew Kassay, Tracy Whitelaw, Eileen Culleton, Sonja Barneveld, Klynt Oberto and Desley Gilbey) The other members were tweeting, posting and blogging remotely (including Tim Miller in France)!

The Wiki Working Group are thrilled to share that our global blitz was a success, with great response received locally and globally!

We’ve had wonderful support from our gov2qld members in our home state, who are actively spreading the word. On a national level we’ve received great feedback and offers of support from members of groups including  Gov 2.0 & eGovernment Australia, Local Government ICT Group – Australia and Ozloop.

Creative Commons Australia showcased the Emergency 2.0 Wiki on their Creative Commons and Government page and on their blog post. Our choice of licence has generated a valuable discussion on this blog and we invite you to contribute your thoughts.

On a global level we’ve had contact from our stakeholders in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and NZ excited about the Emergency 2.0 Wiki, which reinforces how valuable and needed this project is!

The Wiki was featured on Govloop because it was “awesome” and on key blogs such as idisaster by Kim Stephens.

And we are thrilled that the global gov20 media community has also rallied behind the project offering to promote the wiki, including gov20radio (via Civic Tech), Gov2 TV and FutureGov!

So the outcome of our blog launch blitz is that we now have an “emergency20wiki community” ready to help us turn the vision into a reality!

Welcome aboard, keep spreading the word, follow us on Twitter, sign up for the Blog RSS feed and watch this space…

Emergency 2.0 Wiki Project Launches its Blog!

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki Working Group are thrilled to announce that right this minute we are launching this blog live via a “Blog Launch Blitz”, to promote the wiki locally and globally to our stakeholders using social media!

We’re in Brisbane, Australia, with our laptops and mobile phones tweeting, posting discussions and blogging! Those that can’t be here are spreading the word wherever they are including Tim Miller ( & IT Integrity) who is tweeting from France!  Go social media!
Tweeting Blitz – We’re tweeting to our stakeholders locally and globally using the emergency and gov20 hashtags #smem #crisiscomms #gov2au #gov2qld and our own hashtag #em20wiki. Help us spread the word by following us on Twitter @emergency20wiki and retweeting “RT”. Also please cc people you know who would be interested in helping!

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki is an initiative of the gov2qld group and its vision is to empower the community with the knowledge to use web2.0 and social media in emergency communications. It will be a new collaborative model for sharing and advancing knowledge – to provide best practice guidelines on how to utilise social media in all phases of emergency communications (prevention, preparation, response and recovery).

We aim to have the wiki ready for November for the Australian Summer season of floods, cyclones and bushfires.
It takes a community to create a wiki and we need your participation! We will be ’crowdsourcing’ input from all sectors of the community including emergency services, government, community agencies, business, ICT, the voluntary technical community, the education sector, the media and the public…
The blog site provides an information hub to keep you up to date as we journey to turning the vision into a reality. It has background information on the project, future scenarios of what an emergency 2.0 empowered community will look like, frequently asked questions, events and resources.

Most importantly, it will keep you up to date on progress with developing the Wiki!
Check it out and let us know what you think! We’d love your feedback!

To make sure you don’t miss anything, follow us on @emergency20wiki and our hashtag #em20wiki and sign up for our RSS Feed.