Posts Tagged: participation

Public Sector Leadership in the Age of Participation

The point of this post: participatory websites are leading to participatory organizations, which provide opportunities for a few core people to leverage the effort of a much broader community and accomplish substantial achievements. The emerging web I’ve been using the web since the beginning and building websites since 1993 or 1994. Back then, building aRead… Read more »

New FCC Report: Information Needs of Communities

“The FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities today delivered an in-depth analysis of the current state of the media landscape along with a broad range of recommendations. The staff-level report, titled “Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age” [full PDF here or read by chapter here] wasRead… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – May 6, 2011

“NJ court: High costs is denial of access; awards atty’s fees” (The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press) (HT Virginia Coalition for Open Government email) “[Quincy] Massachusetts Turns on Camera for Court Proceedings” ( “The initiative, called “OpenCourt,” incorporates digital technology such as video streams and live broadcasts and makes the media available onRead… Read more »

Oklahoma, where the tech comes sweepin’ down the plain…

There is a conference going on right now in Oklahoma (Gov 2.0a) related to government and technology… The second annual Gov 2.0a conference is focused on applications of technology to government problems. The conference will be a forum to learn about successful Gov 2.0 applications through case studies, to learn about best practices for GovRead… Read more »

Government’s ROI for Open Government

When you invest in something, you want to know how well your investment is paying off – your ROI. Well, citizens “invest” in government (and their community), so they want easy access to useful information about it. They want to see a return on their investment. But open government is not just beneficial for citizens;Read… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – April 22, 2011

It’s that time of the week where we let you know about some of the stories going on in the open government and technology space! Have any that should have been included? Share them in the comments! “White House unveils tax calculator designed to give taxpayers a receipt” (Nextgov) Here’s the White House’s blog postRead… Read more »

Local Open Government Directive: Building Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration

Just one year ago, Kevin Curry started the CityCamp movement to bring together local government officials, government employees, private sector technology experts, journalists, and citizens to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live and to develop practices for making their city governments more transparent, participatory, collaborative, and accountable. In December 2010,Read… Read more »

Please Participate in my Social Networking Survey

Happy Holidays! Less than two weeks ago, a number of you agreed to participate in my social networking survey. Your responses are important to work on my dissertation in pursuit of a PhD at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. They will help develop an understanding of relationships between social networking and predictors of individualRead… Read more »

Survey: Examining Predictors of Social Networking Participation

I am working on a dissertation in pursuit of my PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. To those who have already taken the survey, I thank you. I hope others will share less than 10 minutes with me to take the survey. My research is intended toRead… Read more »