Archive for June, 2008

Webinar on E-Participation: TID+ – This Friday 27 June – 10am-12

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

From the DoWire Consult online community of practice …
Subject: [Consult] Webinar on E-Participation: TID+
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 22:51:07 +1200 (NZST)
From: Andrew Glencross
For those interested in cutting-edge research on e-participation I would like to
extend the following invitation for a webinar on Friday 27 June, 10am-12 CEST.
Here are the details:
TID+, e-tools for active citizen participation
Join [...]

Meeting in NYC Wednesday Morning

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Just a quick reminder that a small group will be meeting to discuss approaches
to Connecting Americans Online in NYC Wednesday morning.
Details from:
Uniting Americans Online discussion in New York City
I’d like to invite those interested in discussing the topic “Uniting Americans
Online – Building Community Engagement from the Net-Election” on June 25, 2008
from 9 a.m. to 10:30 [...]

Articles – Rebooting Democracy Series, Sidewalks for Democracy Online

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

I’ve written one of my most important articles in years:
Sidewalks for Democracy Online
Steven L. Clift
Government websites don’t have sidewalks, newspaper racks, public
hearing rooms, hallways or grand assemblies. There are no public forums
or meeting places in the heart of representative democracy online.
The question that this essay will ask and answer is not what can we do
to [...]

UK Government Advises Civil Servants How to Participate Online

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I’ve been waiting years for this one. Clear, simple advice that says if
you work for government you have a legitimate role in interactive spaces
In your professional civil servant role you may, go to where the people
are connecting. No more sitting on the sidelines if you have useful,
factual information to contribute like a link to a [...]

Query – Which countries have the greatest “e-rights” examples? Need

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I am working up a speech for the Personal Democracy Forum where I will
rattle off some of the most dramatic digital information access
rights/services/requirements outside the United States.
For example, in Estonia with a X-Road system every citizen has the
ability to securely view private data held about them from across 70+
government databases. They also can see when [...]

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