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Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap - Harvard University Press Blog

Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap - Harvard University Press Blog | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
Meira Levinson’s No Citizen Left Behind is a landmark call for the remaking of civic education in America’s schools.
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Who Wins in the Battle for Power on the Internet? - Mashable

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Who Wins in the Battle for Power on the Internet?
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In the Internet's early days, there was a lot of talk about its “natural laws” — how it would upend traditional power blocks, empower the masses and spread freedom throughout the world.

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La démocratie 2.0 exige la présence des collectivités locales sur les médias sociaux | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation

La démocratie 2.0 exige la présence des collectivités locales sur les médias sociaux | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
Afin d’enrichir le dialogue citoyen, les collectivités territoriales ont entamé leur mutation numérique. Investir Facebook et Twitter semble être la priorité.
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7 Ways Companies Are Using the Government's Open Data

7 Ways Companies Are Using the Government's Open Data | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it

When President Barack Obama signed a new open data initiative earlier this month, he argued that providing government data to entrepreneurs enables them to create new businesses and strengthen the economy.

What kinds of businesses are being built with open data? A report from a White House task force on open data and "smart disclosure" released Wednesday highlights several commercial and non-profit operations built around open data. The report stripped specific company names to avoid the appearance of favoritism — if you recognize any of them, let us know in the comments.


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A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). They want government information, services, and communication to be forthcoming and swift. The Open Government, Government 2.0, and E-Governance movements fill the need of connecting citizens with the government and each other to foster a more open, collaborative, and efficient public sector through the use of new technology and public data.


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Digital-Tools-for-Nonprofits.pdf

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The Social Media Experiment in Government: Elements of Excellence (New GovLoop Guide) - GovLoop - Knowledge Network for Government

The Social Media Experiment in Government: Elements of Excellence (New GovLoop Guide) - GovLoop - Knowledge Network for Government | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
Announcing GovLoop's Latest Guide... 
THE SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIMENT IN GOVERNMENT: ELEMENTS OF EXCELLENCE
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A few weeks ago, we ask…
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Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion

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NetPublic » Guide pratique réseaux sociaux pour les élus

NetPublic » Guide pratique réseaux sociaux pour les élus | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
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Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government | Video on TED.com

What can governments learn from the open-data revolution? In this stirring talk, Beth Noveck, the former deputy CTO at the White House, shares a vision of practical openness -- connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. Imagine the "writable society" ...

A lawyer by training and a techie by inclination, Beth Noveck works to build data transparency into government


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Participatory Democracy | Sentenium

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Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms | Common Sense Media | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
RT @meg_allison: Digital Citizenship Poster for Elementary Classrooms | Common Sense Media http://t.co/Zfu2r0F1 #edtech...
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Digital Society (explained)

The increasing use of modern network technologies is changing people's daily social and economic lives. Today, anyone and everyone can engage interactively in digital spaces.
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Media Scholar Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Civic Engagement

Henry Jenkins is the Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He arrived at USC in Fall...

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Media Scholar Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Civic Engagement

Henry Jenkins is the Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He arrived at USC in Fall... (Geeking out on democracy!
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The British Government's "Twitter Exclusives"

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As Britain slowly gears up for its 2015 general election, the government of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has begun a more aggressive Twitter strategy, the Guardian reported.

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GCN-Evaluation-Book_v5.pdf

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From Politics to Public Policy: Part 1 (SSIR)

From Politics to Public Policy: Part 1 (SSIR) | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
How campaign lessons can amplify your work. In part one: digital tools for nonprofits.
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Social media in government - presentation to NSW Health

This presentation provides an overview of how governments in Australia are using social media, risks they may face and how to address these with structured processes and guidelines. It finishes with some quick case studies of excellent use of social media by the public sector.

 


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Media Freedom and Pluralism Discussed in Relation to Human Rights and to Reinforcing Political Legitimacy of the EU | LSE Media Policy Project

Media Freedom and Pluralism Discussed in Relation to Human Rights and to Reinforcing Political Legitimacy of the EU | LSE Media Policy Project | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
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Digital Citizenship

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Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can’t governments?
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Cities and Counties Try Facebook for Government

Cities and Counties Try Facebook for Government | Social media for public engagement | Scoop.it
A look at how governments use Facebook to deliver services.
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European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) » Blog Archive » Mr. Barroso, unlock Participatory Democracy now!

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Mr. Barroso, unlock Participatory Democracy now!
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Speech from Nethui on Open Government and Gov 2.0 | pipka.org

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