Update 2010/02/10: Added two feeds from HHS.
Update 2010/02/08: Actually, it’s only 25 agencies whose feeds are included here. Sorry for the counting error! 😉
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I put together a Yahoo! Pipe that takes the RSS feeds from 26 agency.gov/open websites (or rather, their corresponding idea/discussion forums) and combines them into one RSS feed:
I’ll try to add more feeds as they become available. Let me know if I’m missing anything.
My main goal was to make it easier to quickly scan what people are talking about on these sites. Seems to work ok in my RSS reader (NetNewsWire). You can do more fancy stuff in Pipes such as keyword filtering etc. Feel free to start your own clone! Please share if you do anything interesting with it. Thanks, Tim
You are officially awesome. Adding this to my RSS reader now.
Thanks! The benefit of having a new addition to the family and spending most of the night up. 😉
Congrats on that! -John
Nice work Tim!
USA.gov collective list of Department/Agencies using IdeaScale:
Only 23 on the list…
That is correct.
23 agencies use IdeaScale.
The FCC uses UserVoice and has set up several sub-forums: http://rebootfcc.uservoice.com/
USDA uses a blog: http://www.usda.gov/open/blog.nsf (with RSS for the five main categories)
Oh, and I just noticed that I’m only covering 25, not 26. 😉
I saw their site but can’t find an RSS feed. Do you know if there is one? If so, I’ll add it. Thanks!
Thanks, Gwynne! I’ve added the two feeds.
For the Feb 17th Open Government Directive Workshop, we could really use all these ideas exported into a CSV or spreadsheet for the teams to sort through at their own pace. Does anyone know how to export ideas from IdeaScale or are they locked in there? Many thanks.
Greg Elin did some scraping last year to get a hold of the ideas that were submitted during the Open Government Dialogue: http://github.com/gregelin/opengovdialogue-analysis
Not sure if there’s an easier export function (wouldn’t that be nice).