Archive for the 'Technology' Category

My One Billion Dollar Economic Stimulus Plan – Online Community Infrastructure Builders

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

A little birdie told me that Obama’s transition team is looking for “shovel-ready” ideas. Creating jobs, that’s the goal right now. So instead of just concrete bridges, I’ve drawn up a digital bridge building framework to create 30,000 “Community Infrastructure Builder” jobs for about a billion dollars.
While I know some of the people involved in [...]

Time to Vote Online – Make It Your Own Awards – from the Case Foundation

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The Case Foundation just released the 20 finalists out of 5,000 applicants for the Make It Your Own Awards. You can vote here: miyo.casefoundation.org/vote
This innovate program (I was among the judges selecting the 20 finalists) is also a very interesting exercise in online voting. You can’t just go online and choose one winner, you need [...]

E-Democracy.Org is hiring, 2007 Accomplishments

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

For the full details on the Issues Forum support contract position, see the E-Democracy.Org blog:
blog.e-democracy.org/posts/143
For some context on why DoWire.Org blog posts are relatively quiet (although some of the the two-way online forums are humming), this post on E-Democracy.Org 2007 accomplishments helps explain where my time has gone other than [...]

Awards – Making a difference online – From ICELE – Deadline Jan. 23, 2008

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

From our friends at ICELE:
PRESS RELEASE
20th December 2007
ICELE ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
The International Centre of Excellence for Local eDemocracy, ICELE, today launched its prestigious international ‘Making a difference online’ awards.
The International Awards will be presented to the winners at the forthcoming International Symposium ‘Empowering Citizens through Technology and Participation’ being held at the end of February [...]

Connecting on Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I’ve claimed a bit of space in the social networking world for those interested in e-democracy and the efforts of E-Democracy.Org. We will use these spaces to connect those active on those platforms who want to show their support for our non-partisan “local up” model of building democracy online. We also look forward to [...]


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