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Health and Safety Widgets From The CDC

The Center for Disease Control is, in my opinion, one of the leading government agencies making use of web 2.0 tools and services.  They are actively working to provides citizens reliable, up-to-date information on health and safety concerns like the peanut butter recall and flu activity.  As part of their social media efforts, the CDC has available a number of widgets to add to your blog or home page.  Currently, 10 widgets are available for both healthcdcwidgets consumers and providers.  The newest widgets include the Flu Updates, Emergency Text Messages and the CDC Data and Statistics Widget.  Adding one of these widgets to your site is as easy as copy/paste or, if you’re an iGoogle user, you can simply click on the ‘Add to Google’ button next to each widget.

You can view all of the available widgets here and the full range of the CDC’s social media efforts here.

Government Gadget Gallery has put together the Government Gadget Gallery, a collection of gadgets (or widgets) from around the federal government, to embed into your blog, homepage, email and more.

The gallery went live in December with a small number of gadgets.  The categories currently available are:

What gadgets would you like to see added to the gallery?govgabwidget
View the complete list here and check back often for  updates.

FBI Launches New Flash Widget

In an effort to catch their newest Top Ten fugitive, Edward Eugene Harper, the FBI has launched its latest fbiwidget1interactive widget. This second generation widget represents a step up from their last set of widgets which were widely received. This widget features information on all Top Ten fugitives, continuous feeds for FBI news and stories and links to our latest video and multimedia content. The widget can be added to almost any website including Facebook, iGoogle, MySpace, Twitter, Blogger, Friendster, etc. You can read the story and view the new widget at the following link.

President-Elect Barack Obama Engages in Government 2.0

Government 2.0 – Obama’s First Weekly Address!

This past Saturday, President-Elect Barack Obama released his first weekly address via

Whether you were an Obama or McCain supporter during the elections, you have to respect Obama’s ability to communicate with the people via new mediums. Obama has taken the United States first step towards “Government 2.0″.

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