Over the last couple of months, Google have been expanding their lobbying efforts in the US, presumably in support of issues such as their controversial acquisition of DoubleClick, or their activities in China.
Their efforts also include making the Google public policy blog, which had previously been for internal use only, accessible to the public. So if anyone is disappointed to see Google going all corporate, rest assured that they are still embracing transparency and dialogue in true 2.0 fashion. Here’s an excerpt from their first post: “We’re seeking to do public policy advocacy in a Googley way. Yes, we’re a multinational corporation that argues for our positions before officials, legislators, and opinion leaders. At the same time, we want our users to be part of the effort, to know what we’re saying and why, and to help us refine and improve our policy positions and advocacy strategies.”