Archive for January, 2007

Tell me something, share what’s new

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I am now settling into my Ashoka Fellowship and I’ve emerged from E-Democracy.Org Board retreat all fired up. A number of bad colds slowed down my DoWire.Org pace considerably, but I’ve had the best ten days in months so … tell me something new. What are you working on? Anything new in your corner [...]

Report – UK Digital Dialogues Case Studies Part One

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Ross Ferguson from the Hansard Society in the UK alerted me to their new report. Thanks Ross.
Steven Clift
The purpose of Digital Dialogues is to assess the capacity of ICT to support central government’s communication and consultation activity (principally with the public but also with internal stakeholders).
Digital Dialogues takes technology as its focus and seeks [...]

Conference – PoliticsOnline, Golden Dot Awards – Washington, DC – March 15-16

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Forwarded from our friends at IPDI (who also have a new blog):
Speaking of blogs, if you’d like to review DoWire’s blog collection and help recommend additions/substractions drop me a note and see:
Steven Clift
Dear Friend,
We here at the Institute for Politics, Democracy, & the Internet are looking forward to our upcoming Politics Online Conference [...]

RFP – Digital Pioneers invites international projects into The Netherlands

Monday, January 29th, 2007

What a great idea!
Steven Clift
From Syb Groeneveld at
Digital Pioneers fund is searching for international projects Digital Pioneers provides expertise and financial support to innovative Internet initiatives of small-scale social organizations.
Starting in December 2002, the Fund has supported over 130 projects (out of 875 applicants). Average amount of support is euro 16.000. The theme [...]

Events – UK E-Voting Events in February 6-8th

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Speaking of “Internet” voting, folks in Estonia showed me how they use their government IDs with strong encryption chips to vote in elections. Here is some information. Folks with standard chip readers in their computers insert their chip card government ID for all sort of government services (they will soon be used by [...]

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