Monthly Archives: October 2009

30 10, 2009

Talking About Participation

By | October 30th, 2009|Dictionary, Public Participation|5 Comments

The other day, I mentioned on Twitter how I sometimes wish there were a glossary of the key terms and definitions that guide our conversations around participation. With the Open Government Directive expected to be released within a few weeks, one challenge remains that people don't necessarily mean the same thing when they discuss participation and [...]

27 10, 2009

ParticipateDB: Projects

By | October 27th, 2009|ParticipateDB|0 Comments

A few weeks into this fun side project, we just added "projects" to ParticipateDB. As I mentioned at launch, the idea is to show where the various tools are being used in practice and how (there are only a handful of fairly unrefined entries available yet but you get the idea). The project entries don't aspire [...]

27 10, 2009

E-participation with Google Wave

By | October 27th, 2009|Collaboration, Research|9 Comments

I finally got my invite to Google Wave a few days ago. It's definitely one of the more interesting things I've seen in a while. Over the past few months, I've talked to a number of people who had expressed interest in trying out Google Wave for the purpose of e-participation. To provide a space [...]

2 10, 2009

Participatory Budgeting in Cologne, Germany

By | October 2nd, 2009|Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

I usually refrain from embedding other people's hard work unless I have at least some additional value to add. In this case, however, I'm simply glad to see my German hometown embrace public participation: Participatory Budgeting CologneView more documents from Matthias Trénel. About Zebralog: Zebralog is a not-for-profit organization that supports modern democratic decision making through [...]