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How would you engage a million people? The UK government wants to know

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The UK Ministry of Justice is considering an online engagement component as part of “its desire to hold a national debate on a British Statement of Values as part of the Governance of Britain Green Paper.” They plan a representative “Citizens’ Summit” into which the results of an online engagement(s) would flow.
I was asked by [...]

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 [...]

MIT Center for Future Civic Media, State of Emergency in Pakistan and the Internet Analysis

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The new Knight Foundation-funded MIT Center for Future Civic Media is out with a multi-editor blog. See:
civic.mit.edu
The current post State of Emergency in Pakistan: An Analysis of Local Media provides an excellent review of efforts to make it around government censorship. Here is a clip:
On a positive note, the [...]

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 [...]

Milblogs, U.S. Department of Defense Blocks Social Networking Sites

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

The other month a spent a few intense hours exploring some of the blogs linked to by the Minnesota National Guard. From a blog by a guard solider’s wife (from the serious to describing her friend’s new boy friend as “ditzy”) and the humorous Iceblog – The Journal of a Polar Bear in Iraq to [...]


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