Bernard D Tremblay (ben) replied to the topic Public engagement with unglamorous government work in the forum Miscellaneous 8 years, 5 months ago
My whole project is unglamorous! (see this snippet about Hesse’s glasperlenspiel … glorious, but not glamorous!)
In context of #AttentionEconomy I think of 80/20 as pointing to the fact that, most of the time, most people are just surfing. Maybe in relation to something they’re interested in, but still … pretty superficial/trivial. What I’m aiming at is something that connects with the 20% who are substantially more engage. (Think of a Tea Party member wrangling FEMA and federal gov’t services … that’s engagement!)
It seems to me that the blur that’s so common on the web (think of search results in google … close enough, if not precise … 80/20 in action) has very real consequences: the effort to find precisely what I want quickly enough dissuades me from even trying. And yet in heh in 20% of situations, 20% of users will maintain their propensity and continue drilling down.That’s my target group. I’m hoping buzz at the time of launch will trigger something catalytic.
p.s. when I started on this my intention was to devise an effective system for citizen participation / discourse. that eventually became a “discourse-based decision support system”.
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