Archive for the 'Online Communities' 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vote NetSquared – Review innovative project and vote by Saturday

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I stuck local Issues Forums into the basket in the NetSquared competition. Their conference will be held in late May.
You can skim the 150 projects submissions and vote for 5 to 10.
They are looking for projects that:
* Use the power of community and social networks to create change
[...]

Saving Internet 1.0 from Web 2.0 Dreams – My response to David Wilcox on E-mail Lists

Monday, March 12th, 2007

My l…e…n…g…t…h…y response to David Wilcox’s excellent and provocative blog post titled Charity web managers sceptical about walking the web talk.
Cross-posted in the comment section of his blog post.

Should I post here (David’s blog comments) with a comment or should I use my own blog?
With a comment, I am essentially a second class participant, while [...]


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