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Online community engagment strategy: Don’t put up unnecessary barriers to entry

Red faces in Newcastle! Newcastle City Council recently went online to host selective consultations with their community. Their new online engagement site, which they choose to build themselves rather than using a specialist provider, asked users a series of personal questions (presumably to allow sampling) before allowing access to an area where feedback on issues […]

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Online stakeholder engagement strategy: eleven tips for dealing with poor “accessibility”

We are sometimes asked about the “accessibility” of the internet as a legitimate tool for community engagement. The inference being that not everybody has access to the “net”, so is it an equitable technology. The first response is that, in Australia at least – and I would imagine most other countries that are likely to […]

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Online stakeholder engagement white paper: Web 2.0 and the Public Sector

Great paper posted on the connected republic discussion forum by Paul Johnston from the team at Cisco. The paper provides a wealth of examples of how the web is being used by government agencies and political leaders around the world to transform how they work with their stakeholders. This is a must read for anybody […]

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