Archive for April, 2007

CFP – Short e-democracy articles for U.S. Federal Government E-Gov Newsletter

Monday, April 30th, 2007

This looks like a superb opportunity to raise the awareness of citizen participation and democracy within U.S. e-government circles. I’ve noticed a new serious uptick in interest among “netizens” in the U.S. in how the Internet can be used to better connect citizens with their governments between elections.
In short, the demand for “e-democracy” [...]

Brussels Visit in June? Planting local e-democracy seeds

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

It looks like I’ll be speaking in The Netherlands on Tuesday, June 12.
I may have the opportunity to connect in Brussels on Wednesday, June 13.
Now that I wear my E-Democracy.Org hat full-time, my first interest is to meet with those interested in exploring our local Issues Forum model. Here is a new six [...]

Yahoo! et al announce Presidential online debate plans – Clift corrects the record

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

While the press release makes an important announcement, this is not the first online candidate debate.
Back in the olden days, Web White & Blue hosted the first one in 2000. As I blogged about at E-Democracy.Org the other month, we have a lot to say about e-debate formats from our 1994 to 2006 [...]

Vote NetSquared – Review innovative project and vote by Saturday

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I stuck local Issues Forums into the basket in the NetSquared competition. Their conference will be held in late May.
You can skim the 150 projects submissions and vote for 5 to 10.
They are looking for projects that:
* Use the power of community and social networks to create change
[...]

UK Items – 10K to MPs, RSA Event, Innovation Exchange, and more

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

David Wilcox keeps on humming with his Designing for Civil Society blog:

MPs get £10,000 each for improved communication: responses mixed – He quotes my list of suggestions from the UK and Ireland E-Democracy Exchange on what I’d do with 10K if I were an MP. I want to endorse Tom Steinberg’s call for a shared [...]


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