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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 [...]

13 03, 2014

Capitol Public Radio: “Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation”

By | March 13th, 2014|About, Crowdsourcing, Open Policymaking, Press|1 Comment

I was interviewed last week by Katie Orr, State Government Reporter at Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento, CA to talk about California Assemblyman Mike Gatto's recent open policymaking experiment (see our coverage here). You can read and listen to the entire segment online: Lawmaker Turns to Crowdsourcing to Create Legislation. Here are the two quotes [...]

22 08, 2013

LA Mayor FixDWP E-Petition Site: More Background Information, Please!

By | August 22nd, 2013|E-participation, Press, Public Participation|0 Comments

My Twitter commentary yesterday about LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Fix DWP!" online petition site (here, here) got picked up by NextCity correspondent Nancy Scola, who interviewed me for her piece. Here's the quote: But engaging the public in a policy battle is a tough thing to pull off, said Tim Bonnemann, founder and CEO of [...]

27 10, 2011

Economist Article on Wiki Legislation

By | October 27th, 2011|About, Crowdsourcing, E-participation, Press|2 Comments

I'm quoted in the Economist today: Government by (all) the people [...] Successful examples of legislation by the masses are rare. Most people don’t know how to write laws. Tim Bonnemann, the founder of Intellitics, an American firm specialising in public-participation tools, says a better method is to canvas views widely but use a small [...]

24 06, 2011

Three Op-Eds On “What’s Next California”

By | June 24th, 2011|About, Press|0 Comments

I was invited to contribute one of three short op-eds about the upcoming Deliberative Poll "What's Next California?" for Zócalo Public Square, an online magazine on civic issues based in Los Angeles, CA. You can read all three of them here (scroll to the bottom for mine): Hurdles Remain, But It’s a Start The second of [...]

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 [...]

25 01, 2010

Op-Ed Piece in Federal Computer Week

By | January 25th, 2010|Crowdsourcing, Press|3 Comments

Last week, Federal Computer Week published an op-ed they had invited me to write on the issue of crowdsourcing, public participation and how the former might be applied in the context of the latter: The outer limits to the crowd's wisdom If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know that this is something [...]