Monthly Archives: February 2014

26 02, 2014

Project NetDiscourse Explores Political Deliberation on Twitter

By | February 26th, 2014|Deliberation, Europe, Research, Social Media|0 Comments

Interesting research project out of the University of Bonn, Germany: Political Deliberation on the Internet: Forms and Functions of Digital Discourse Based on the Microblogging System Twitter From the project outline: Partly driven by social media applications such as the microblogging platform Twitter, the far reaching process of mediatisation of society has ushered in new [...]

26 02, 2014

Top Posts January 2014

By | February 26th, 2014|About|0 Comments

A bit late, but here they are, our most popular posts in January. Most popular recent posts (from the three-month period November 2013 through January 2014): D-CENT: New European Citizen Engagement Platform Under Development Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Conference (PDD2014) AmericaSpeaks Shuts Down Most popular legacy posts: What Is Public Participation? 2014 Event and Conference [...]

23 02, 2014

Engagement Is A Business Decision

By | February 23rd, 2014|Journalism and Media|0 Comments

Over on the NCDD blog, Roshan Bliss last week asked whether online comment sections can be "dialogue spaces" (a re-post of a Journalism That Matters post from December of last year: Moderation matters for online commenting). It's a good overview of some of the (perceived, at least) challenges with online comment sections and how some [...]

16 02, 2014

CITRIS Event On Policy Crowdsourcing in Finland

By | February 16th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Europe|1 Comment

Interesting event at UC Berkeley This Wednesday: Tanja Aitamuro, Research Exchange: Crowdsourcing in Policy-Making: The Impact of Blended Expertise on Law-Making Process This talk reports on a study about the impact of crowdsourcing on a law-making process in Finland. In the studied process, the off-road traffic law reform was opened for public participation in Finland [...]

4 02, 2014

Govlab/ICANN Collaboration Explores Open Policy Making

By | February 4th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Open Government|2 Comments

The GobLab team (for more about GovLab, see our earlier post today) is currently working with the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation to assist them in developing "recommendations for ICANN on how the organization can evolve the ways it engages with global stakeholders in coordinating the Internet’s unique identifier space." From the project website: [...]

4 02, 2014

GovLab: Seeking New Ways to Solve Public Problems Using Technology

By | February 4th, 2014|Open Government, Resources|1 Comment

The GovLab is the "governance lab" at New York University (NYU). Founded and directed by Beth Simone Noveck, it aims to "improve people’s lives by changing how we govern" and "seeking new ways to solve public problems using advances in technology and science". From their about page: Innovations in technology and science are empowering individuals [...]