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DoWire.Org - Democracies Online Newswire - E-Democracy, E-Government, and Politics Online - Hosted by Steven Clift, Ashoka Fellow DoWire.Org - Democracies Online Newswire - E-Democracy, E-Government, and Politics Online - Hosted by Steven Clift, Ashoka Fellow Since 1998 - DoWire is your primary source for what's important and happening with the convergence of democracy and the Internet around the world. DoWire is a free, low volume, moderated blog and e-mail announcement list. Launched in January 1998, DoWire connects over 2750 experts, practitioners, journalists, and citizens across 80 countries.
Steven Clift Quick Introduction Go In-Depth on New Voices, Civic Technology and Neighbors Online: I am a Founder and Executive Director of E-Democracy.org, a social entrepreneurship Ashoka Fellow, and speaker and consultant on “e-democracy.” Steven Clift
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E-Democracy Resource Links from Steven Clift - E-Government, E-Politics, E-Voting Links and more E-Democracy Resource Links from Steven Clift - E-Government, E-Politics, E-Voting Links and more E-Democracy Starting Points Frequently updated online resources with links and announcements directly related to e-democracy from across the Internet: Democracies Online Newswire http://www.dowire.org DoWire is a major blog/e-mail announcement list on e-democracy, e-government and more. E-Democracy and E-Government Blogs http://www.dowire.org/feeds Dozens of related blogs and news feeds E-Democracy E-Book and related articles http://www.publicus.net Steven Clift's overview of e-democracy and dozens of articles with extensive links.
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Global digital democracy
People power transforms the web in next online revolution | Technology | The Observer People power transforms the web in next online revolution | Technology | The Observer In July 2004, US cinema advertisements for Halo 2, the science fiction computer game, briefly carried the address for a website - ilovebees.com - which appeared to belong to a beekeeper who had mysteriously disappeared. Her honey-based recipes had been replaced by an apparently random list of numbers. Over four months 600,000 people joined in solving the mystery of what the numbers meant. What unfolded was a striking display of 'We Think': structured, mass collaborative creativity and intelligence. People set up blogs and bulletin boards, websites and instant message groups. One 4,000-strong group, the Beekeepers, became the community's core, and discovered that the numbers were 210 sets of global positioning co-ordinates around the world and at each there was a public payphone.
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Citizen Science Toolbox Citizen juries aim to draw members of the community into participative processes where the community is distanced from the decision-making process or a process is not seen as being democratic. More details Collaborative Research: Linking communities, scientists and decision-makers The Citizen Science Toolbox is a free resource of principles and strategies to enhance meaningful stakeholder involvement in decision-making. Stakeholders include not only communities, but also scientists and decision-makers. Meaningful involvement of all stakeholders occurs through a commitment to social learning - learning on the part of communities, other stakeholders and institutions. Citizen Science Toolbox
Resource Center » Best-of-the-Best Resources What follows is NCDD director Sandy Heierbacher’s biased opinion on what are some of the best books, guides and tools out there about dialogue, deliberation and public engagement. This list is kept intentionally short, but feel free to email your suggested additions to sandy@ncdd.org. Best Compendiums The Change Handbook (Peggy Holman, Tom Devane and Steve Cady) go Democratic Dialogue: A Handbook for Practitioners (Bettye Pruitt and Philip Thomas/UNDP) go ( ) Resource Center » Best-of-the-Best Resources
Paul Jorion is an anthropologist who blogs about economic and financial issues. In 2005, he was one of the first to predict the subprime crisis and subsequent recession. Today, in his new book, The Digital Civil War, he goes over the Wikileaks scandal and the political reactions that came with it. He shows a picture of extreme tension, a situation he describes as “pre-revolutionary.” “The internet is direct democracy.” “The internet is direct democracy.”
How the Internet Creates a New Strain of Democracy How the Internet Creates a New Strain of Democracy Technology is evolving rapidly, with 500 million people spending 700 billion minutes every month on Facebook. That's the equivalent of years, if not decades, of human effort and energy. But Facebook is just one branch of this new interconnected global network of users. In fact, it's more than a network. It's a series of sparks shimmering around the globe as bold new ideas flicker to life in the minds of individuals that can nurture and amplify them through their embryonic stages. "E Pluribus Unum" is the dictum on the seal of the United States.
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BitGov system of direct democracy through the use of sophisticated network topology. BitGov system of direct democracy through the use of sophisticated network topology. Photo Blog Now that my summer job is done I am excited to finally start working on this BitGov project full time. I thought a fun and engaging way to get people involved would be to start blogging. Over the next few months I will be traveling throughout Canada and introducing the Canadians I meet to the BitGov concept. This will serve a dual purpose as a case study and a way for me to get more familiar with the great diversity of political opinions across this nation.
Correcting Democracy with Bitgov Correcting Democracy with Bitgov SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 by CHUCK GRIMMETT Your eyes pop open. It’s your alarm clock. Grudgingly you roll over, turn it off, and rub your eyes.
I left Istanbul in mid-June to join a 10-week program in Silicon Valley to solve global grand challenges through technology. On the first day, futurist and director of engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil, and futurist and CEO of X PRIZE foundation, Peter Diamandis, laid out our mission at Singularity University: Create a positive impact on a billion people in a decade and create disruptive innovation. The first thing that came to my mind were the demonstrations and police crackdowns I had just left behind in Turkey, and whether there was a way to disrupt this failed system of governance. The Bitcoin of governance could be coming soon
echo - L'agora globale (la démocratie revue et corrigée)

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Liquid Democracy Scalability through division of labor The basic idea is a democratic system in which most issues are decided (or strongly suggested to representatives) by direct referendum.
Future of E-Democracy - The 50 Year Plan - Speech by Steven Clift http://www.e-democracy.org/do- Join 2300 people on my e-mail announcement list here. Release Note: Published online January 2002 – This extended and edited transcript is based on a speech given to the international World Futurist Society <http://www.wfs.org> conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 31, 2001. This speech is only the start of a “plan.” I try to share a pragmatic, yet futuristic vision of governance when e-democracy exists as an integrated part of “real” everyday representative democracy. I look forward to the time when e-democracy is simply called democracy. Also, the timeline I use in the speech is quite arbitrary.
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Co-intelligence is the capacity to live well WITH each other and life, creatively using diversity and uniqueness, consciously evolving together in partnership with nature, and consciously transforming culture. Co-intelligence is intrinsic in all living systems and can always be improved. Use it for organizational development, better family relations, community renewal, and creating a more just, democratic and sustainable society. The Co-Intelligence Institute's Democracy and Holistic Politics
Democracy And The Wisdom Of Crowds
Beyond democracy
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e-democratielocale.info - Les réseaux au service de la participation citoyenne
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BenRayfield: Anonymous Voting With No Limit On Votes Per Person
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Important Study: Facebook Quadruples The Power Of Campaign Messages
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Kare Anderson: Insight From Massive Social Experiment Could Sway Voting, Spending and Other Behavior
Can Open Government Be Gamed?
Cyberdemocracy: The way to go
Loomio: democratic decision-making tool inspired by Occupy
Meet Loomio, the small-scale decision-making platform with the biggest ambitions
passive opinion polling using twitter
ICT4D Bibliography » Work » Casual Politics: From slacktivism to emergent movements and pattern recognition
Collaborative e-democracy
14. Collaborative democracy: the citizen’s ability to collaborate effectively


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