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Engaging youth online – Presentation to LGPRO Youth Conference 29 October in Ballarat

I had a fantastic time at the LGPRO conference in Ballarat last week. The session I did had a great audience who had a lot of great experience to share. There is a lot of interesting work being done to engage young people online and I hope to be able to feature some case studies […]

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Promising Practices in Online Engagement

Another day another resource! This publication by the US based Public Agenda’s Centre for Advancement in Public Engagement includes a bunch of pretty well known case studies from around the world. I found the Appendix (Practical Suggestions for Starting an Online Engagement Effort) most useful… To organize your online engagement effort, we suggest that you […]

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From e-government to e-governance

This in via Twitter (yes it can actually be quite useful!). I’ll let the authors speak for themselves… In this report, the Accenture Institute for Health & Public Service Value explores the fundamental shift in how public service organizations are viewing and using technologies. Over the last decade, governments around the world have invested heavily […]

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Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracies in the Digital Age

“Informing Communities” Sustaining Democracies in the Digital Age” has been published out of the US by The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The Commission was assembled in 2008 to recommend policy reforms and other public initiatives to help American communities better meet their information needs. While a great deal […]

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Engaging Citizens in Government

A link to this fantastic paper came through this morning from Tiago Peixoto via the Democracies Online Group. It is the Fall 2009 edition of the US GSA Office for Citizen Services and Communications snappily titled series, Intergovenmental Solutions Newsletter. This edition, Engaging Citizens in Government, is absolutely packed with articles about online engagement by […]

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Latest user numbers for Facebook and Twitter

This from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Paul McIntyre: Public flocks to brands on Facebook Paul McIntyre October 2, 2009 Facebook continues to bamboozle the experts with its growth in Australia, topping 8 million users last month and forcing a major rethink among companies about how they traditionally use broadcast TV to reach millions of people […]

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