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How I would change Change.Gov, Pew survey on American’s great expectations for Obama online

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Every time I try to ramp up to tackle this post, I get struck by another by another, “oh, wow” when I visit Change.Gov. This week they have the Open for Questions experience (being discussed on our Consult@ group) and I just discovered their Seat at the Table option where groups can upload documents to [...]

Ten Practical Online Steps for Government Support of Democracy

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Special invite – Join the Democracies Online Newswire from:
The U.S. federal government’s General Services Administration just published an amazing 47 page collection of shorter articles on “How E-Government is Changing Society and Strengthen Democracy” (2MB PDF) – also in Word without images.
Below is my published short article titled “Join the Evolution – [...]

Report – Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0 – Includes Top Ten Tips

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Check out David Wyld’s deep exploration of blogging in U.S. government (or the potential of it based on initial experiences).
Everyone likes a top ten tips list, so here is David’s:
10 Tips for Blogging by Public Sector Executives
Tip 1: Define yourself and your purpose.
Tip 2: Do it yourself!
Tip 3: Make a time commitment.
Tip 4: Be regular.
Tip [...]

Reports – Local Council e-Consultation Guide (Australia) and E-Democracy in Bristol (UK)

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

First go down under, for an upside down view, or is that right side up?, with the 70 page Local Council e-Consultation Guide written for Australian local government put together by Jackie Bailey and Monika Merkes with Darebin City Council with Lucas Walsh at Deakin University. More details here. In general, Australia and New Zealand [...]

Free and Fair Elections in the Internet-Era

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

A while back I shared my draft article on election standards and the Internet commissioned by IFES/USAID. The final version, with a few updates, is now available from:
What do you think must be done online by democratic actors to hold free and fair elections now that we exist in the Internet-era? [...]

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