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Obama: Transparency and Open Government, Freedom of Information

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

These memos are circulating all over the Internet. I would guess they will soon be up on WhiteHouse.Gov.
“Government should be participatory.” I like it. For the many government friends, if you are looking for a source of ideas about how to use technology to operationalize such things, check out my slides and audio from “Great [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Submit Questions for Live Online Interview with Steven Clift on Online Town Halls, 2 Apr 2008

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Hey all, I’ll be interviewed live online next week by David Witzel with PolicyCommons.Org and Forum One Communications.
If you have any questions on the topic of “Building Town Halls Online” or e-democracy in general, send them in now:
interviews.liveinterviewsonline.com/content/interview/detail/1010/
Here is the text of the announcement from LIVE Interviews Online:
Interview with Steven Clift on Building Town [...]


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