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Social media guidance | Cabinet Office

Social media guidance | Cabinet Office | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

Advice for civil servants on communicating and sharing information through the dynamic and evolving digital media environment.

 

This guidance features advice for press officers; marketers; internal communicators; and policy officials, as well as signposting where to go for expert advice on using social media in your work.

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How To Consult –Great Guides

How To Consult –Great Guides | eParticipate! | Scoop.it
The final entry of a three part series, Edward provides a selection of some of the best ‘how to’ guides on engagement and consultation.
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"The Internet Votes" Project | TechPresident

"The Internet Votes" Project | TechPresident | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

Last winter, networked citizens, organizations and internet platform providers used the power of the web to engage their members and organize their users around their concerns over the proposed Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP Acts.

 

Now all kinds of groups are working to use the power of the Internet to help Americans register and turn out to vote this November.

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21 Common Mistakes in Online Consultations | Delib Blog

21 Common Mistakes in Online Consultations | Delib Blog | eParticipate! | Scoop.it
Online via the internet is cost-effective and saves time over traditional paper-based consultation. However, it is not without its pitfalls. This post highlights where you might go wrong and how to avoid these mistakes.
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Selecting the right tool for the job of online citizen engagement [Infographic]

Selecting the right tool for the job of online citizen engagement [Infographic] | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

Building on:

 

"The Promise and Problems of Online Deliberation"

By Laura W. Black

Download: http://bit.ly/QLyrqd

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10 Tips for Effective Participation

10 Tips for Effective Participation | eParticipate! | Scoop.it
I wrote this some years ago, but in the last few weeks i've had reason to dig it out and share it with people, so i figured it was worth posting here too....
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How Activists Coordinated European Opposition to ACTA | TechPresident

How Activists Coordinated European Opposition to ACTA | TechPresident | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

"The current momentum of opposition surrounding ACTA is the culmination of a monthlong effort by advocacy groups across Europe, particularly in Germany, to use video and social media to keep the issue in the public consciousness, just under the radar, and to turn out protesters for one final day of action..." http://bit.ly/KOPV4I

 

How do you organise a broad campaign for digital citizen rights with little budget but a lot of motivation, help and fun?"

 

Article on "How-To build an Anti-ACTA-Campaign" by Markus Beckedahl: http://bit.ly/KADo3E

 

 

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‘Dream Team’ of Behavioral Scientists Advised Obama Campaign

‘Dream Team’ of Behavioral Scientists Advised Obama Campaign | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

A team of social scientists gave advice on how to counter rumors, how to portray rivals effectively and how to get out the vote.

 

Some examples:

 

1) Dr. Fiske’s research has shown that when deciding on a candidate, people generally focus on two elements: competence and warmth. “A candidate wants to make sure to score high on both dimensions,”

 

2) When it comes to countering rumors, psychologists have found that the best strategy is not to deny the charge (“I am not a flip-flopper”) but to affirm a competing notion.

 

3) Simply identifying a person as a voter, as many volunteers did — “Mr. Jones, we know you have voted in the past” — acts as a subtle prompt to future voting, said Dr. Cialdini. “People want to be congruent with what they have committed to in the past, especially if that commitment is public,”

 

4) Many volunteers also asked would-be voters if they would sign an informal commitment to vote, a card with the president’s picture on it.

 

5) Obama volunteers also asked people if they had a plan to vote and if not, to make one, specifying a time, according to Stephen Shaw

 

6) Another technique some volunteers said they used was to inform supporters that others in their neighborhood were planning to vote.

 

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7 Tips for Better Social Media Engagement

7 Tips for Better Social Media Engagement | eParticipate! | Scoop.it
Local government experts share advice and their experiences in building social media programs.
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Websites as Political Organizers

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A prominent Egyptian activist and labor organizer explains in detail how websites can be used for effective political organization.

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Crowdsourced "Political" Fact Checking: How an Online Community Jogged Paul Ryan's Memory About His Marathon Time | TechPresident

Crowdsourced "Political" Fact Checking: How an Online Community Jogged Paul Ryan's Memory About His Marathon Time | TechPresident | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

"[...] If we take this as an example of how the Internet can hold politicians more accountable, and highlight when they clearly lie to the public, we also have to recognize that the Internet and open data alone are not a panacea.

 

There are cultural issues in place. Clearly the Internet changes the field of play here. Don't for a minute imagine that politicians haven't for years been making similar false boasts.

 

The Internet just records these in a way not previously available, so we become aware of them, and are able to hold politicians accountable.

 

But to whom or to what standard we hold them accountable is really a social issue, not a technical one."

 

Read the whole story: http://techpresident.com/news/22822/how-online-community-jogged-paul-ryans-memory-about-his-marathon-time

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Fixing consultation

Fixing consultation | eParticipate! | Scoop.it
Digital innovation for people with more sense than money: a digital agency and blog on digital government and UK public sector social media (Fixing consultation (more on the new principles, this time from @lesteph)

 

The key Consultation Principles are:

 

departments will follow a range of timescales rather than defaulting to a 12-week period, particularly where extensive engagement has occurred before;

 

departments will need to give more thought to how they engage with and consult with those who are affected;

 

consultation should be ‘digital by default’, but other forms should be used where these are needed to reach the groups affected by a policy;

 

andthe principles of the Compact between government and the voluntary and community sector will continue to be respected.

 

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eParticipation: How NOT to do it! (GE)

eParticipation: How NOT to do it! (GE) | eParticipate! | Scoop.it

Large infrastructure projects became controversial in Germany recently - not only since thousands protested against "Stuttgart 21" in the south.

 

This time, German authorities wanted to do it right and published a 349 pages pdf (available also in several smaller pdf parts) on energy infrastructure renewal online, open to be consulted and critized.

 

Hans-Dieter Zimmermann analysed the consultation platform and concludes: "The Information provision, as well as the process of the consultation are far from being low-threshold" - Also, personalization, individual information structuring are virtually not available - as are the comments of other participants until consultation is closed!

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