Archive for September, 2007

Let’s meet in Toronto – E-Democracy/Citizen Media Gathering Oct. 17

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Join E-Democracy.Org leader and Ashoka Fellow Steven Clift for an informal discussion of using the Internet for citizen participation, e-politics, and citizen media in Toronto, Canada.
We will meet for drinks/dinner the evening of Wednesday, October 17. The exact time and place is to be determined. Steven Clift is attending the Online News conference as one [...]

The Anti-Democratic Debate – Yahoo and partners run 17th online candidate debate

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

OK, I’m ticked.
Back in 1994 Scott Aikens and I put together the world’s first online candidate debate as part of Minnesota E-Democracy. It was a state level debate. Today, E-Democracy.Org has a resource center on e-debates here: pages.e-democracy.org/E-Debates
In 2000, I worked on the general election Web White & Blue Presidential Rolling Cyber Debate in which [...]

A new e-citizen! Annika Jo Clift

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

More big changes. Introducing the latest e-citizen … Annika Jo Clift. (See blog for pictures.)

As they say, things move rapidly in the information age. Laurel and baby are doing great, despite less than two hours from the first contraction to birth at 2:28 a.m. on Thursday, August 30th.
Whether it is the laughter of my son [...]

US Congressional Committee Transparency

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Here is a simple idea – update open meeting laws to require that all public meetings must be digitally recorded and then be freely Internet accessible either live/on-demand or on-demand within 48 hours for at least five years. For legislative bodies, you’d need to update their rules of procedure. Whether it is video or audio-only [...]

Due today – 10 Who are Changing the World of Internet and Politics, Also, World e-Democracy Forum in Paris 3-4 Oct 2007

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Get your nominations in to Politics Online for the The 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics. Today is the deadline.
Also note the long-time World e-Democracy Forum in October where the winners will be announced:
www.edemocracy-forum.com
Here is their agenda:
The digital society at the era of Citizen 2.0
Internet 2.0, [...]


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