"Andrew, for the online citizen engagement projects that I've managed lately for local governments, we create a project blog site (using WordPress) as the central platform and then use a variety of other online tools and services (Facebook,…"
"Steve, I particularly like your slide #10, the Engagement funnel. I might steal that. ;-)But what about adding a second funnel, one that depicts the reverse?Many people come to increased awareness by FIRST engaging. In other words, the…"
"Steve, yes indeed, "inform to empower on DMV issues is different than zoning issues."I've added a clean screencapture of the grid by Svara and Denhardt below. But they have a paragraph in their white paper about it:"Engagement…"
"Victoria, good point. That snippet from my presentation is indeed complex, sitting there on its own.
Back in 2007, the folks at IAP2 designed a participation grid (PDF) that was the basis for the improved grid by Svara and Denhardt that I…"
It's intriguing but ultimately I don't think it works because Maslow's hierarchy is designed to help us think about addressing an individual person's needs (this first, then that), whereas a government's citizen…"
Besides the WordPress.org codex/documentation that Kristy mentioned, many of the support documents for WordPress.com are helpful, even though there are some differences in the two platforms. There are also quite a few WordPress.TV…"
"Good to hear, Javier.
Last year, I proposed something similar to this ("online open mic") to the City Council in Northfield, MN (where I live). No luck so far!
Here's my blog post about it with 80+ comments attached. I'll try…"
"Lauren, I understand why your clients would be shy about monitoring/approving the comments for all to see. It's the same issue with Facebook Wall comments or blog comments.
I think there's a significant benefit, however, for citizens to…"
So you're saying that eComment can be configured so that comments are always visible to anyone who visits?
If so, can you point me to a client who does it that way?
I don't see how it would be a violation of open meeting…"
It's not clear to me whether or not citizens can see the comments made by other citizens, either before or after they comment.
Step 6 at the bottom of the Sacramento eComment brochure shows an example of a comment report but it…"
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