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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 [...]

Join our Round 2 Full Proposals – Knight News Challenge

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Through E-Democracy.Org, I submitted 11 proposals directly and we signed onto two other proposals in round one of the 2007 Knight News Challenge.
The value of this kind of grant challenge is the requirement to condense an idea into a few hundred words. Most of ideas we submitted will likely find a life in future [...]

I need your help

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Last year, over one hundred of you endorsed my work when I was in the final stages of my Ashoka application process. It was very humbling. Ashoka was impressed.
I need your help again. Now that I am focused on building E-Democracy.Org full-time, we’ve reached a key moment where we must raise funds to meet the [...]

Any Comments on Knight Proposals, Toronto Update for October 17

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Over the next 24 hours I’ll be finishing up some ideas to submit into the Knight News Challenge. Many of last year’s winners submitted multiple ideas … the more the merrier.
Hey, I must say it was a real honor to get $15,000 to blog a bridge between online citizen engagement and “citizen media” (starting next [...]

Three Major Reports – NZ Guide to Online Participation, AU Government Consultation Blog, UK Digital Dialogues Phase Two

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

OK, get your tree-killing printers ready. Three major reports were released recently which add substantial value to the practice of democracy online.

New Zealand’s Guide to Online Participation -”identify and develop exciting and innovative ways to engage with New Zealanders in policy and service design and delivery.” Here is the web version and the 83 [...]


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