The other week I had a good chat with AP reporter Anick Jesdanun about what I called the “digital parade.” In past elections candidates took a built and they will come approach. Only their core supporters (and opponents) came. So to reach out to possible voters, some candidates are now “going to the [...]
Archive for August, 2006
In November, I’ll be one of the keynote speakers (Monday, Nov. 13) at the International Association for Public Participation’s conference in Montreal. Mark your calendars for this important event.
I understand that there will be some other “e” options at this important event.
P.S. I might be in Ottawa the Friday before and available for [...]
In order to promote future e-democracy related conferences or calls for papers, I ask folks to first place the on our “wiki.”
Then once an event is listed, we can distribute notice to over 2500 folks via e-mail.
From the Politics Online site (e-mail users, click blog link above to nominate folks you think rock and roll with politics onlne):
The 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics
“The on and off-line world of politics are no longer separate
realities…the leaders on the web are leading the world.”
- Phil Noble, founder PoliticsOnline
PoliticsOnline and [...]
Should elected officials be able to use e-mail privately on public matters? Some Texas local officials claim free speech trumps Open Meetings ActTuesday, August 1st, 2006
I’d be interested your comments about open meeting laws and the Internet. I am aware of a case where local elected officials were told they could not participate in -public- online forums due to open meeting laws by overly (IMHO) cautious city attorneys. If it is public, what is the problem?
With this Dallas case, [...]