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December 02, 2009


Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0: Draft report for comment

The Social Pulpit: Barack Obama's Social Media Toolkit - in pdf format (318kb)

Why Citizen Participation May Be An Illusion

by Andrea DiMaio, December 5, 2009. "There are great expectations about how governments will be able to leverage technology in the near future that will finally allow them to re-engage with citizens. We use different names for this: government 2.0, open government, e-democracy, e-participation. The basic assumption is that as citizen use technologies like social software to connect with each other and gather around issues and topics they care about, they'll be able to make their voices heard more clearly and more timely by politicians and government officials..."

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