Archive for February, 2006

Free and Fair Elections in the Information Age

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Should we allow our concept of what it take to hold a “free and fair” election to be frozen as pre-Internet conception? Assuming that the answer is no, I encourage you to read my draft article about elections and the Internet.
So, to have a “free and fair” election anywhere in the world:
1. How must [...]

UNPAN Compendium on E-government Innovative Practices

Friday, February 24th, 2006

The first version of the
Compendium on E-government Innovative Practices was published by UNPAN in December 2005.
It includes a couple e-democracy related examples, like the one below from Singapore. One mentions the Seoul Cyber Forum which is detailed in a longer case study on this site.
Thank you to Eric Legale with the World Forum on [...]

CBC – Can Social Networking Heal the World? – CBC Radio Computer Column with Sue Braiden

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Can Social Networking Heal the World? Answers from the omidyar.net Community – CBC Radio Computer Column with Sue Braiden
Something I plan to read that I bumped into from August 2005.

Books – New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen and Dynamics of Technology for Social Change

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

I’ve heard good things about Phil Howard’s new book New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen (more information).
I also noticed that Jonathan Peizer, formerly with Open Society, has a new book out titled, Dynamics of Technology for Social Change: Understanding the Factors That Influence Results: Lessons Learned from the Field (more information.)

Activism – Send in your local e-advocacy examples

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

The other year I prepared a presentation as part of a seminar series across New Zealand titled, E-Citizens, Advocacy, and Activism (20 MB Power Point) (first time I have released this publicly online). On March 10, I’ve been asked to share my perspective on e-activism in the United States (mostly) at the Community Campaigning [...]


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