Posts Tagged: community

Why Government should engage their community online

Republished from eGovAU. Crispin has published a post, Why (Government) Organisations Should be Engaging their Community Online, over at his Online Community Engagement blog providing eleven reasons why government should be engaging its community online. This is a nice piece and I thought I might add a few more that spring to my mind. GlobalRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing government policy and service delivery improvements

Republished from eGovAU. Are many heads better than one (or a few)? In the past the answer was often no, because the mechanisms used to collect, collate, rate and assess the suggestions and recommendations of hundred, thousands or millions of people were cumbersome and time-consuming. In fact whilst our society was originally built on theRead… Read more »

Join 1,000 leaders from 68 cities and get inspired to build stronger, healthier communities!

Online registration is now open for the 2009 Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference May 20-23 at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Wash. Join 1,000 leaders from 68 cities and get inspired to build stronger, healthier communities. Neighborhoods, USA is a national non-profit organization that seeks to build stronger communities by facilitating the development of partnershipsRead… Read more »

DARPA Wants to See Through Concrete Walls; What Will They Think of Next?

Let’s face it. DARPA is always on the bleeding-edge when it comes to developing advanced technologies for defense. Just when you think they have outdone themselves, they come up with something even more mind-blowing. DARPA’s latest foray is into developing technologies that actually see through concrete walls, meaning there is no place for insurgents toRead… Read more »

Is Australian egovernment innovation on life support?

Republished from eGovAU. I’ve been reading a post by James Dellow at his Chieftech blog, Using Twitter as a benchmark for Australian local government use of social media. He compared the 90 out of 468 (approx. 20%) UK councils using Twitter to the 3 out of 677 (less than 1%) Australian councils using the toolRead… Read more »

Bowling Alone Together; Blogging Together Alone

Robert Putnam’s book “Bowling Alone” presented a haunting image when it was published in 2000. Although more Americans than ever were visiting bowling alleys, there was a decline in bowling league membership. Americans were losing their sense of community. We “sign fewer petitions, belong to fewer organizations that meet, know our neighbors less, meet withRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week – Michael O. Johnston

Happy Sunday GovLoopers! This week I got a chance to chat with the man behind the GovLoop group, Community Education Professionals, Michael O. Johnston. An active GovLooper, especially when it comes to topics such as education, Michael was more then happy to take some time and share some thoughts on GovLoop, education and a fewRead… Read more »

Practical benefits of online media for government

Republished from eGovAU. Some of the practical benefits for government of online social media are beginning to emerge from various jurisdictions around the world. One that has particularly struck me as very positive is the use of online media by Washington DC to convince felons to voluntarily turn themselves in. Written about in Using SocialRead… Read more »

New Virtual Community Created to Shape President’s Open Government Directive

On February 16th, a new government-wide community – the Open and Innovative Government Community – was created on the MAX Federal Community system to capture your ideas on how best to implement the President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. Over the next 100 days, the Open and Innovative Government Community will convene a seriesRead… Read more »