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The World Bank Goes Open-Source

Jun 19, 2007, 15:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"At a Government Web Managers Workshop held in Washington, D.C., in March, Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski, a corporate communications staffer for the World Bank, delivered a presentation about the challenges and possibilities inherent in 'social media.' PowerPoint slide No. 22 depicted a graph with two lines--one tracked the number of times the World Bank had been mentioned in blogs between November 2006 and February 2007; the other recorded the same statistic for traditional news media.

"If you guessed that blog mentions were more numerous than old media mentions and are growing more quickly, congratulations, a shiny new Web 2.0 trophy is waiting for you in your e-mail inbox..."

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