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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 [...]

Event – Connecting Neighbors, Strengthening Neighborhoods Online – Washington DC 7 May 2008

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I am putting together a small session for ~15 people to discuss ways to strengthen neighborhoods using the Internet when I am in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 7 from 9-11 a.m.
In addition to sharing the story about the exciting launch of the Neighborhood Issues Forum where I live – e-democracy.org/se – I’d like to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Presentation Audio and Slides, Also Event near Detroit Tomorrow (Tuesday)

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I’ve uploaded the slides and presentation audio from the Great Expectations event in DC last week. We had a great turn-out and a compelling discussion. I will add the discussion audio to the DoWire blog when I have a chance to clean it up a bit more.
The slides (25MB):
dowire.org/present/greatexpectations.ppt
Also see the SlideShare web version: www.dowire.org/notes/?p=389
The [...]


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