Below are some useful resources to help get you up to speed on Web2.0.
Government 2.0 - Best Practices Wiki- a central list of current initiatives (and eventually "best practices") involving social media and government. Covers Canadian, U.S., and International governments
Working in Wiki - Cover story from the May 2008 issue of Governing magazine. You'll probably see some familiar names in this article that provides some case studies of some of the innovators among us.
Six Ways Local Governments Can Use Social Media to Promote Energy Conservation a nice starting point for using web 2.0 on a local level to promote "green initiatives."
The Business Case for Social Media Within a Government Department - post from an Australian eGov site with an interesting embedded video discussing the use of Social Media by companies.
City of Seattle, WA Blogging Policy, a comprehensive policy that addresses public comments, legal considerations, and provides a framework for agency-wide adoption. Courtesy of the City of Seattle, WA.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Cheat Sheet - publication created by Scott Horvath
Go2Web2.0 - Online directory of Web 2.0 Services
A Geeks Guide to Promoting Yourself and Your Online Business in 140 Characters or Less with Twitter - (I guess the title says it all)
Wave 3 - Power to the People Social Media Tracker - Latest study by Universal McCann on Social Media
Government 2.0 Workspace - Access for information about Government 2.0: Wikinomics, Government & Democracy, "a global research project that will identify and analyze emerging opportunities to harness new models of collaboration to transform the public sector."
Forester: Social Web Now Mainstream - a link to a brief in AdWeek that has a few light statistics for social media use.
The Secret Underground Guide to Social Media for Oganizations
Video presentation on Web 2.0 to Virginia Firefighters Association on Aug 14, 2009 by Hampton IT Director. Includes information on Munigov. http://hampton.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=185
Social Media Guidelines & Policies
Guidelines for Secure Use of Social Media by Federal Departments and Agencies
Colorado Smart Communities - We are like a think tank, educational resource, and open source technology community all rolled into one. Our goal is to utilize technology to transform Colorado government at all levels (state, county, and city) to be more transparent, accountable, and accessible.
Making the Most of Social Media - a report by the Fels Institute of Government