Ethan Klapper

Ethan Klapper
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
The Eagle, Social Government
Ethan is a student at American University in Washington, D.C., studying journalism. He currently blogs at Ethan has interned for,, WRNN-TV and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).


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Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 4, 2010 12:42PM

Government 2.0 Predictions for 2010

Originally posted at Social Government.

Without a doubt, lots of (read: unprecedented) progress was made in the government 2.0 world in 2009. We saw the first federal CIO and CTOs appointed, the launch of and even the White House embracing the open source Drupal content management system fo… Read full post »

The possibilities for using Google Maps are endless. From showing where the nearest bus stop is to the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, the ever-popular mapping service has yet to see widespread adoption by the government, even though it should.

Google Maps makes data more digestible for average c… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 19, 2009 11:31PM

A Rough Yet Promising Start for

When President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law Tuesday, he announced that, a Web site he first spoke about last month, was live. The new Web site is committed to transparently showing citizens where all of the $787 billion in the stimulus package… Read full post »

With Twitter being all the rage lately, there are bound to be questions about how the popular microblogging tool should be deployed in government. Some agencies fully embrace Twitter, giving the intimidation of government a human face.

Others simply have no

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