Archive for June, 2006

Heading off on vacation, Amherst conference, then to DC @ July 19, Austria/Europe in early September?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

I’ll be heading off on vacation at the end of the week to Massachusetts. My family will be near Amherst with a short visit to Cape Cod (suggestions on what to do, where to stay appreciated: clift@publicus.net ) before the Democracy and Independence: Sharing News and Politics in a Connected World conference. Let me [...]

Crime alerts via SMS, e-mail, fax – Looking for best integrated solutions

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

* Remember to click on the blog post link to see and follow the embedded links.
This story caught my eye – Crime alerts at your fingertips in Boston.
In Minneapolis, we can sign up for crime e-mail alerts, but not select text messages. Downtown the police even use a few two-way e-mail lists with security guards [...]

Report – New Democracies, New Media: What’s New, Webcasts from Estonia, E-Democracy Piggy!?

Monday, June 19th, 2006

I’ve added links to audio files from the recent Estonian e-democracy conference. Both Stephen Coleman and Isobel Harding’s comments are in English and the other speakers are in Estonian:
See the growing “conference to go” directory of e-democracy webcasts: dowire.org/wiki/E-democracy_webcasts
Released at that conference was a new report titled, “New Democracies, New Media: What’s New – [...]

Governing Wikipedia – A good CNet article

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

For those interested in the governance process of Wikipedia, check out this article:
Growing Wikipedia revises its ‘anyone can edit’ policy | CNET News.com
It is about establishing quality by adapting democratic and open principles to deal with inevitable abuses and conflicts among people.

Organization of American States says yes ICTs for strengthen democracy

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Updates on e-democracy happenings in Latin America would be appreciated via blog comments.
Big thanks to Greg Moses for tipping me off to the OAS declaration.
Steven Clift
dowire.org
P.S. On the blog view I’ve added a window into your recent blog comments in the right side bar as well as my del.icio.us links marked “e-democracy” at the bottom.
Organization [...]


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