ParticipateDB

24 08, 2016

ParticipateDB Turns Seven: September 15 Meetup in San José, CA

By | August 24th, 2016|Events, ParticipateDB|0 Comments

For our readers in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join us next month for a casual meetup to celebrate International Day of Democracy and, along with it, the seventh anniversary of the launch of ParticipateDB, the online catalogue for all things digital engagement. Please register so we know roughly how many tables to reserve. Thanks, [...]

28 06, 2016

Mapping Digital Engagement Tools: July 4 in Paris, France

By | June 28th, 2016|Europe, Events, Open Government, ParticipateDB|0 Comments

The good people at Etalab, the French Prime Minister's task force on open government and open data, are doing interesting work, and I'm thrilled to be speaking at an informal meetup they're hosting at the Easter-egg office in Paris, France this coming Monday, July 4: Mapping digital engagement tools 7.00 to 9.00pm Easter Eggs 44/46, rue [...]

22 04, 2015

ParticipateDB: Article in APA Tech Division Spring Newsletter

By | April 22nd, 2015|ParticipateDB, Press|0 Comments

Here's a short article (PDF) I wrote for the latest edition of APA Technology Division's quarterly newsletter about the ParticipateDB relaunch that's currently underway: ParticipateDB: Digital Engagement Tech Catalogue Tim Bonnemann Founder & CEO of Intellitics, Inc. Digital engagement, the use of information and communications technologies to involve the public in decision making and planning [...]

12 05, 2014

Europe Commons Relaunches as Civic Exchange

By | May 12th, 2014|E-participation, Europe, ParticipateDB, Radar|0 Comments

Last July, UK-based Nesta launched Europe Commons as part of their Code for Europe activities, a site aimed at becoming "[t]he best place to find civic tech apps and services for better cities across Europe (the domain europecommons.org now redirects, see snapshot on Archive.org). From the blog announcement: Europe Commons is a new marketplace for [...]

30 11, 2012

ParticipateDB: Now Under Creative Commons

By | November 30th, 2012|ParticipateDB|0 Comments

ParticipateDB is a collaborative catalogue of online tools for participation we launched in 2009. Since then, the site has grown to become one of the world's most comprehensive resources of its kind. In case you missed it, we finally got around to putting ParticipateDB's entire content under a Creative Commons license. Read yesterday's announcement over on the ParticipateDB blog: Creative [...]

21 12, 2011

Expertnet Prototyping Using Quora: Participation Metrics at Week Two

By | December 21st, 2011|Crowdsourcing, Open Government, ParticipateDB|1 Comment

Early on during the Expertnet consultation last year, I shared the following (sadly, the Expertnet wiki is locked due to its paid subscription having expired, but Google still has most of it cached): re: Notifying Experts tbonnema Dec 18, 2010 12:43 am It looks like ExpertNet is trying to solve at least two distinct problems: [...]

19 07, 2011

ParticipateDB Could Use Your Input

By | July 19th, 2011|About, ParticipateDB|0 Comments

Over on the ParticipateDB blog, we ask: What’s Next for ParticipateDB? If you've been following the project and find it a useful addition to your list of online resources, please let us know what we can and should do to make the site better. A few good ideas have already been added in the comments. Thank [...]

17 01, 2011

Looking for Participatory Politicians

By | January 17th, 2011|E-participation, ParticipateDB, Public Participation, Research|5 Comments

We know there are a lot of (online) tools for participation available today, and we find out about more examples of how they are being used almost every day. About three weeks ago, someone asked me if I knew of any politicians strongly committed to voter participation who "have started to use these techniques sincerely [...]

15 09, 2010

ParticipateDB Turns One

By | September 15th, 2010|ParticipateDB|0 Comments

One year ago today, we launched a neat little site: ParticipateDB Here's what the 40+ contributors have been able to collect so far: 160 tools 202 projects 118 references 20+ countries There's a lot more out there that deserves to be catalogued, but it's a start. Looking forward to year two!

30 04, 2010

ParticipateDB in GSA’s Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter

By | April 30th, 2010|ParticipateDB, Press|1 Comment

I was recently invited to write a short article about ParticipateDB for the Spring edition of GSA Office of Citizen Services and Communications' Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter (PDF, 3.4 MB). Here's a quote that describes one of the challenges ParticipateDB tries to address: The Challenge While public participation is at the core of our democracy, e-participation, as it [...]