Thursday, July 9, 2009

Open recommendations for the use of web measurement tools on federal government web sites

source: Center for Democracy and Technology
"The Internet is an ideal medium for citizen engagement in government, and US Federal agency web sites will have a key role to play in making government more transparent, accountable and participatory. To succeed, the operation and improvement of Federal agency web sites must be done through the lens of protecting citizen privacy. As governments pursue new 'open government strategies', the benefits and risks of each strategy will need to be examined. This paper focuses on the practice of 'web measurement': the collection and analysis of Internet data that is reported in the aggregate and used for the purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage."