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La cyberdémocratie en question... - ZigZag magazine

La cyberdémocratie en question... - ZigZag magazine | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Internet ? Outil restructurant la sphère politique et entrainant de profondes répercussions sur la vie démocratique... Démonstration ! (...)
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En 2002, dans son ouvrage intitulé Cyberdémocratie, Pierre Lévy soulevait déjà les possibilités du Web pour une participation citoyenne accrue à la vie politique. En effet, Internet ouvrirait «  un nouvel espace de communication, inclusif, transparent et universel, qui est amené à renouveler profondément les conditions de la vie publique dans le sens d’une liberté et d’une responsabilité accrue des citoyens. » Il avançait ainsi l’hypothèse que le cyberespace allait effectuer une restructuration de la sphère politique, entrainant de profondes répercussions sur la vie démocratique.

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How Twitter lets politicians route around the media

How Twitter lets politicians route around the media | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
One of the most disruptive aspects of social media is that it allows newsmakers such as politicians to reach an audience directly, instead of going through traditional channels.
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Lessons in Big Data from the Obama campaign CTO

Lessons in Big Data from the Obama campaign CTO | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The CTO of Barack Obama's reelection campaign says we need to stop worrying about big data and turn our attention instead to the 'big answers' the data provides.
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In short, the Republicans used analytics to prove they were ahead, while the Obama campaign used analytics to assure it would win. The Republicans focused on the election date, while Reed focused on the achieving the desired result.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:41 PM

In short, the Republicans used analytics to prove they were ahead, while the Obama campaign used analytics to assure it would win. The Republicans focused on the election date, while Reed focused on the achieving the desired result.

Luc Gauvreau's comment, March 17, 2013 7:05 PM
Before Big Answers, it will be usefull to have Big Questions: what do we want to know? It's The Big Question. Now, very often, we ask to Big Data the same questions that we ask before, to "small data". It coulb be usefull, and we have to do it. For now, we lack of questions, not data. Big Answer have to wait that we find Bis Questions...
Pierre Levy's comment, March 17, 2013 7:31 PM
@Luc So true!