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http://pages.e-democracy.org/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=209.162.13.194&feedformat=atom E-Democracy.org - User contributions [en] 2022-10-07T13:42:10Z User contributions MediaWiki 1.26.2 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Bristol_2010_visit&diff=6283 Bristol 2010 visit 2010-05-28T13:49:42Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Tuesday June 29 */</p> <hr /> <div>Stay tuned and help fill in the details on the uncoming E-Democracy.org visit to [[Bristol]].<br /> <br /> Below are some proposed time slots.<br /> <br /> == Tuesday June 29 ==<br /> <br /> 11:00 - Arrival BRS<br /> <br /> 12:15 - Lunch with: Knowlewest Media Centre Visit<br /> <br /> 14:00 - Meeting with:<br /> <br /> 15:30 - Meeting with:<br /> <br /> 17:00 - Lodging Check-in, Break<br /> <br /> Evening - Issues Forum Members Pub Gathering - Ben Baker working on details.<br /> <br /> == Wednesday, June 30 ==<br /> <br /> 10:00 - Gathering Organised by Stephen Hilton<br /> <br /> 12:30 - Site Visit, Informal Lunch<br /> <br /> 14:30 - Last Meeting - Train Station<br /> <br /> Off to London by train.<br /> <br /> == Note Sent to Bristol Contacts ==<br /> <br /> I look forward to connecting with many of you for the first time when I visit your great city the afternoon of Tuesday, June 29, through the early afternoon of Wednesday, June 30.<br /> <br /> ...<br /> <br /> How can I help your community the most with local e-democracy and inclusion? Please don't be shy. Write to me directly or the group.<br /> <br /> Things I'd like to explore:<br /> <br /> 1. Check-in with the two Issues Forums leaders/partners one on one or in a group - key topic adding &quot;community life&quot; exchange to increase participation and posting to the forums (has worked amazing well in my neighbourhood). I'd like to meet with interested Council staff to compare notes as well. Before Carol Hayward left she established a basic ongoing relationship covering basic hosting that we need to strengthen.<br /> <br /> 2. Plot event(s) that bring together interested forum participants - we had a great pub gathering with about 15 forum participants in Oxford for example. Which Nhood wants to jump out first or is there a good central location?<br /> <br /> 3. Plan or actually participate in an effort to use paper sign-up sheets at an existing community event or public location to sign people up to an existing or new forum - my biggest failure is not being convincing enough that this really IS the number one path to inclusion and forum breakthrough <br /> <br /> 4. Meet with other Neighborhood Partnership participants interested in furthering two-way interactivity either via an Issues Forum on E-Democracy.org or in leveraging our lessons for their own thing. (Note the new Locals Online community of practice: http://e-democracy.org/locals ) In current UK terms, an Issues Forum could be part of a bigger &quot;community site&quot; effort or be the heart of a simple site that is actually sustainable at a low low resource cost (be it volunteer or funded).<br /> <br /> 5. Digital Inclusion and Neighbourhood Empowerment Conversation - I've spoken with Stephen Hilton with http://connectingbristol.org about this in concept - but it would be great to have a high level conversation on how we can all use ICT to raise _all_ listeners and voices not just the &quot;usual suspects&quot;/loudest voices. We've managed to scare up some Ford Foundation grant funding for two neighbourhoods - http://e-democracy.org/inclusion - that are among the lowest income, highest immigrant/diverse areas in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I'd like to both learn about efforts/ideas from Bristol and offer to share some of our recent lessons.<br /> <br /> 6. Connecting with Councillors, etc. - I have new slides on the neighbourhoods online movement (a 90 minute webinar) - http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/845 - and often meet with the more &quot;wired&quot; elected officials to swap tips on using ICTs to connect with constituents in my visits. The key lesson from our Minneapolis neighborhood Issues Forums (most are new and have learned from your efforts) is that at this level, councillors can do effective constituent services a kin to interacting at community meetings - sharing information, taking a question to Council offices and coming back later with an update, etc.<br /> <br /> To keep us updated on the emerging schedule, see: <br /> http://pages.e-democracy.org/Bristol<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Steven Clift<br /> Executive Director<br /> E-Democracy.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Bristol_2010_visit&diff=6282 Bristol 2010 visit 2010-05-28T13:33:14Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Tuesday June 29 */</p> <hr /> <div>Stay tuned and help fill in the details on the uncoming E-Democracy.org visit to [[Bristol]].<br /> <br /> Below are some proposed time slots.<br /> <br /> == Tuesday June 29 ==<br /> <br /> 11:00 - Arrival BRS<br /> <br /> 12:15 - Lunch with:<br /> <br /> 14:00 - Meeting with:<br /> <br /> 15:30 - Meeting with:<br /> <br /> 17:00 - Lodging Check-in, Break<br /> <br /> Evening - Issues Forum Members Pub Gathering - Ben Baker working on details.<br /> <br /> == Wednesday, June 30 ==<br /> <br /> 10:00 - Gathering Organised by Stephen Hilton<br /> <br /> 12:30 - Site Visit, Informal Lunch<br /> <br /> 14:30 - Last Meeting - Train Station<br /> <br /> Off to London by train.<br /> <br /> == Note Sent to Bristol Contacts ==<br /> <br /> I look forward to connecting with many of you for the first time when I visit your great city the afternoon of Tuesday, June 29, through the early afternoon of Wednesday, June 30.<br /> <br /> ...<br /> <br /> How can I help your community the most with local e-democracy and inclusion? Please don't be shy. Write to me directly or the group.<br /> <br /> Things I'd like to explore:<br /> <br /> 1. Check-in with the two Issues Forums leaders/partners one on one or in a group - key topic adding &quot;community life&quot; exchange to increase participation and posting to the forums (has worked amazing well in my neighbourhood). I'd like to meet with interested Council staff to compare notes as well. Before Carol Hayward left she established a basic ongoing relationship covering basic hosting that we need to strengthen.<br /> <br /> 2. Plot event(s) that bring together interested forum participants - we had a great pub gathering with about 15 forum participants in Oxford for example. Which Nhood wants to jump out first or is there a good central location?<br /> <br /> 3. Plan or actually participate in an effort to use paper sign-up sheets at an existing community event or public location to sign people up to an existing or new forum - my biggest failure is not being convincing enough that this really IS the number one path to inclusion and forum breakthrough <br /> <br /> 4. Meet with other Neighborhood Partnership participants interested in furthering two-way interactivity either via an Issues Forum on E-Democracy.org or in leveraging our lessons for their own thing. (Note the new Locals Online community of practice: http://e-democracy.org/locals ) In current UK terms, an Issues Forum could be part of a bigger &quot;community site&quot; effort or be the heart of a simple site that is actually sustainable at a low low resource cost (be it volunteer or funded).<br /> <br /> 5. Digital Inclusion and Neighbourhood Empowerment Conversation - I've spoken with Stephen Hilton with http://connectingbristol.org about this in concept - but it would be great to have a high level conversation on how we can all use ICT to raise _all_ listeners and voices not just the &quot;usual suspects&quot;/loudest voices. We've managed to scare up some Ford Foundation grant funding for two neighbourhoods - http://e-democracy.org/inclusion - that are among the lowest income, highest immigrant/diverse areas in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I'd like to both learn about efforts/ideas from Bristol and offer to share some of our recent lessons.<br /> <br /> 6. Connecting with Councillors, etc. - I have new slides on the neighbourhoods online movement (a 90 minute webinar) - http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/845 - and often meet with the more &quot;wired&quot; elected officials to swap tips on using ICTs to connect with constituents in my visits. The key lesson from our Minneapolis neighborhood Issues Forums (most are new and have learned from your efforts) is that at this level, councillors can do effective constituent services a kin to interacting at community meetings - sharing information, taking a question to Council offices and coming back later with an update, etc.<br /> <br /> To keep us updated on the emerging schedule, see: <br /> http://pages.e-democracy.org/Bristol<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Steven Clift<br /> Executive Director<br /> E-Democracy.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Bristol_2010_visit&diff=6281 Bristol 2010 visit 2010-05-28T13:32:26Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Wednesday, June 30 */</p> <hr /> <div>Stay tuned and help fill in the details on the uncoming E-Democracy.org visit to [[Bristol]].<br /> <br /> Below are some proposed time slots.<br /> <br /> == Tuesday June 29 ==<br /> <br /> 11:00 - Arrival BRS<br /> <br /> 12:15 - Lunch with:<br /> <br /> 14:00 - Meeting with:<br /> <br /> 15:30 - Meeting with:<br /> <br /> 17:00 - Lodging Check-in, Break<br /> <br /> 18:30 - Issues Forum Members Pub/Dinner Gathering<br /> <br /> <br /> == Wednesday, June 30 ==<br /> <br /> 10:00 - Gathering Organised by Stephen Hilton<br /> <br /> 12:30 - Site Visit, Informal Lunch<br /> <br /> 14:30 - Last Meeting - Train Station<br /> <br /> Off to London by train.<br /> <br /> == Note Sent to Bristol Contacts ==<br /> <br /> I look forward to connecting with many of you for the first time when I visit your great city the afternoon of Tuesday, June 29, through the early afternoon of Wednesday, June 30.<br /> <br /> ...<br /> <br /> How can I help your community the most with local e-democracy and inclusion? Please don't be shy. Write to me directly or the group.<br /> <br /> Things I'd like to explore:<br /> <br /> 1. Check-in with the two Issues Forums leaders/partners one on one or in a group - key topic adding &quot;community life&quot; exchange to increase participation and posting to the forums (has worked amazing well in my neighbourhood). I'd like to meet with interested Council staff to compare notes as well. Before Carol Hayward left she established a basic ongoing relationship covering basic hosting that we need to strengthen.<br /> <br /> 2. Plot event(s) that bring together interested forum participants - we had a great pub gathering with about 15 forum participants in Oxford for example. Which Nhood wants to jump out first or is there a good central location?<br /> <br /> 3. Plan or actually participate in an effort to use paper sign-up sheets at an existing community event or public location to sign people up to an existing or new forum - my biggest failure is not being convincing enough that this really IS the number one path to inclusion and forum breakthrough <br /> <br /> 4. Meet with other Neighborhood Partnership participants interested in furthering two-way interactivity either via an Issues Forum on E-Democracy.org or in leveraging our lessons for their own thing. (Note the new Locals Online community of practice: http://e-democracy.org/locals ) In current UK terms, an Issues Forum could be part of a bigger &quot;community site&quot; effort or be the heart of a simple site that is actually sustainable at a low low resource cost (be it volunteer or funded).<br /> <br /> 5. Digital Inclusion and Neighbourhood Empowerment Conversation - I've spoken with Stephen Hilton with http://connectingbristol.org about this in concept - but it would be great to have a high level conversation on how we can all use ICT to raise _all_ listeners and voices not just the &quot;usual suspects&quot;/loudest voices. We've managed to scare up some Ford Foundation grant funding for two neighbourhoods - http://e-democracy.org/inclusion - that are among the lowest income, highest immigrant/diverse areas in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I'd like to both learn about efforts/ideas from Bristol and offer to share some of our recent lessons.<br /> <br /> 6. Connecting with Councillors, etc. - I have new slides on the neighbourhoods online movement (a 90 minute webinar) - http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/845 - and often meet with the more &quot;wired&quot; elected officials to swap tips on using ICTs to connect with constituents in my visits. The key lesson from our Minneapolis neighborhood Issues Forums (most are new and have learned from your efforts) is that at this level, councillors can do effective constituent services a kin to interacting at community meetings - sharing information, taking a question to Council offices and coming back later with an update, etc.<br /> <br /> To keep us updated on the emerging schedule, see: <br /> http://pages.e-democracy.org/Bristol<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Steven Clift<br /> Executive Director<br /> E-Democracy.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Starting_a_neighbors_forum&diff=6234 Starting a neighbors forum 2010-05-10T03:29:06Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* How To */</p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Neighbors forums]]<br /> <br /> While E-Democracy.org has extensive advice on how to [[Start A Forum]] and a collection of [[Forum manager resources]] the self-help available can be overwhelming. With over 10 all volunteer neighborhood and community Issues Forums in the start-up pipeline, this a special place to help you get started.<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> # A &quot;neighbors&quot; forum is the most local version of our [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forum] model. It combined broadly inclusive &quot;community life&quot; exchange with civic engagement around very local public issues. While our big city forums have more members, as percentage of households we are talking 10 times the participation rate from less than 1% to 10% (and growing) of households.<br /> # Forums do not launch themselves. Build it they will come doesn't work. <br /> # The shared technology platform is the easy part and we provide assistance.<br /> # If you volunteer to lead a forum, it is free to host a forum with us and gain access to our dynamic peer to peer support network. We do hope your participants will donate and we will experiment with forum sponsorship someday.<br /> # We do accept funding to help a community get going. A community foundation or major donor might step in for example to speed things up.<br /> <br /> == How To ==<br /> <br /> 1. [http://e-democracy.org/contact Tell us] you are interested in starting a forum: team@e-democracy.org<br /> * Neighborhood and City<br /> * Your contact information<br /> * Whether you have a connection with the neighborhood association in the area (not required, but helpful)<br /> 2. We technically set-up your forum and provide you access to it.<br /> <br /> 3. Adapt this text as your placeholder description on your home page (very important step):<br /> * Join your neighbors now! The forum will open for introductions with 100 members. The PLACE HERE Neighbors Forum is the place to share announcements and discuss community issues and life specific to our area. While an independent forum, it is conceived as a friendly complement to our neighborhood association. To get a sense of what this space will be, see the links to forums in neighboring areas on the left.<br /> * We do have a longer &quot;charter&quot; that you can craft that provides members a detailed baseline and sit a top our our universal [http://e-democracy.org/rules civility rules]. Don't worry about this for now.<br /> 4. Recruit 100 initial members - This is where you should focus your attention:<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 Adapt our paper sign-up sheet to your forum] and circulate at community events, table at farmers market, etc. THIS WORKS. This is so important that we spend our scarce resources to help you with data entry.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 Adapt our promotional poster] and hang where you can. Feel free to make your own flyers.<br /> * Circulate an e-invite via e-mail, Facebook, etc. inviting others to join. This works better as you open and demonstrate critical mass. <br /> <br /> 5. Open with a friendly round of [[Starting introductions|introductions]] (before opening to everyday postings).<br /> <br /> 6. See our [[Forum manager resources]] to help you run your forum.</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Starting_a_neighbors_forum&diff=6228 Starting a neighbors forum 2010-05-09T12:42:30Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* How To */</p> <hr /> <div>Back to [[Neighbors forums]]<br /> <br /> While E-Democracy.org has extensive advice on how to [[Start A Forum]] and a collection of [[Forum Manager Resources]] the self-help available can be overwhelming. With over 10 all volunteer neighborhood and community Issues Forums in the start-up pipeline, this a special place to help you get started.<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> # A &quot;neighbors&quot; forum is the most local version of our [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forum] model. It combined broadly inclusive &quot;community life&quot; exchange with civic engagement around very local public issues. While our big city forums have more members, as percentage of households we are talking 10 times the participation rate from less than 1% to 10% (and growing) of households.<br /> # Forums do not launch themselves. Build it they will come doesn't work. <br /> # The shared technology platform is the easy part and we provide assistance.<br /> # If you volunteer to lead a forum, it is free to host a forum with us and gain access to our dynamic peer to peer support network. We do hope your participants will donate and we will experiment with forum sponsorship someday.<br /> # We do accept funding to help a community get going. A community foundation or major donor might step in for example to speed things up.<br /> <br /> == How To ==<br /> <br /> 1. [http://e-democracy.org/contact Tell us] you are interested in starting a forum: team@e-democracy.org<br /> * Neighborhood and City<br /> * Your contact information<br /> * Whether you have a connection with the neighborhood association in the area (not required, but helpful)<br /> 2. We technically set-up your forum and provide you access to it.<br /> 3. Adapt this text as your placeholder description on your home page (very important step):<br /> * Join your neighbors now! The forum will open for introductions with 100 members. The PLACE HERE Neighbors Forum is the place to share announcements and discuss community issues and life specific to our area. While an independent forum, it is conceived as a friendly complement to our neighborhood association. To get a sense of what this space will be, see the links to forums in neighboring areas on the left.<br /> 4. Recruit 100 initial members - This is where you should focus your attention:<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 Adapt our paper sign-up sheet to your forum] and circulate at community events, table at farmers market, etc. THIS WORKS. This is so important that we spend our scarce resources to help you with data entry.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/639 Adapt our promotional poster] and hang where you can. Feel free to make your own flyers.<br /> * Circulate an e-invite via e-mail, Facebook, etc. inviting others to join. This works better as you open and demonstrate critical mass. <br /> <br /> 5. Open with a friendly round of [[Starting introductions|introductions]] (before opening to everyday postings).<br /> <br /> 6. See our [[Forum Manager Resources]] to help you run your forum.</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6187 Locals Online 2010-05-04T17:30:29Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Joseph Porcelli, [http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org/ NeighborsForNeighbors], Boston, MA <br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest Neighborhood] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * K. Paul Mallasch [http://www.andersonfreepress.net Anderson Free Press] and [http://www.knewspapers.com kNewspapers.com] - Midwest, US<br /> * Carline Lubin, [http://www.ToolzDO.com social platform dedicated to connecting neighbors &amp; free hosting of Online Neighborhoods, presence in over 500 cities] <br /> * Leo Romero, Co-editor, [http://ourblocks.net Our Blocks - Building Blocks for Building Communities]<br /> * Steve Djuric, Tippecanoe Crime Watch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Robin Macpherson, [http://humancommunities.org Human Communities], Australia<br /> * Art Campbell, [http://TheGrotonLine.com The Groton Line], Groton, MA<br /> <br /> <br /> [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/822 Locals Online blog announcement]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=List_of_groups&diff=6185 List of groups 2010-05-04T01:15:01Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* National by Country */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Online groups for connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, collaboration, and community building. Please add the &quot;two-way&quot; places with real life to them.'''<br /> ==Local by City==<br /> ''For the multi-city online group, see [http://e-democracy.orgcitycamp CityCamp].''<br /> <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovchicago Chicago OpenGov List] - [http://www.meetup.com/OpenGovChicago/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://gov20la.org/join-the-conversation.html Los Angeles Gov 2.0 Discussion/Twitter]<br /> * [http://www.meetup.com/Participation/ Minneapolis - Transparency and Participation Meetup]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/open-government-nyc New York City - Open Government NYC List] - [http://www.meetup.com/openny/ Meetup]<br /> * [http://mashablecity.org/ Providence, RI - Mashable City List]<br /> * [http://opensf.wordpress.com/ San Francisco - OpenSF Blog]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/datato Toronto - DataTo - List]<br /> <br /> ==State/Provincial==<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/mnvoices Minnesota Voices List]<br /> * [http://csclabs.org Colorado Smart Communities]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/gov-20-camp-new-england Gov 2.0 Camp New England]<br /> <br /> ==National by Country==<br /> * [http://dowire.org/x Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange] (and [http://dowire.org Newswire])<br /> * [http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org Int'l - Technology for Transparency Network]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatorybudgeting Int'l - Participatory Budgeting]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Int'l - US/UK/NZ+ E-Democracy.org Projects Online Group/List]<br /> * [http://www.w3.org/egov Int'l - W3C eGovernment Interest Group]<br /> * [http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-discuss Int'l - Open Knowledge Foundation E-List]<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Int'l - Digital Inclusion] - DigitalDivide@ Reborn<br /> * [http://groups.google.com.au/group/gov20canberra Australia - Gov 2.0 List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/visiblegovernment-discuss Canada - Visible Government List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/changecamp Canada - Change Camp List]<br /> * [http://opendata-network.org/network/mailinglists/ Germany - Open Data Network List] <br /> * [http://groups.google.co.nz/group/nzopengovtbarcamp New Zealand - Open Govt Data List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/pro-bono-publico Spain - Pro Bono Publico]<br /> * [https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/mailman/listinfo/developers-public UK - mySociety.org List]<br /> * [http://fairsay.com/networks/ecampaigning-forum UK - E-Campaigning Forum]<br /> * UK &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/localgovcamp LocalGovCamp]. [http://groups.google.com/group/talk-about-local-un-conference Talk About Local]<br /> * [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk UK - Idea Local Gov Communities of Practice] - [http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk/comm/landing-home.do?id=13317 Social Media and Online Collaboration]. <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/placeblogger US - Placebloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs US - Sunlight Labs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp US - CityCamp Exchange]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locallabs US - LocalLabs]<br /> * [http://e-democracy.org/locals US - Locals Online]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citizens-for-opengov US - Citizens for Open Government]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/transparency-bloggers US - Transparency Bloggers]<br /> * [http://govloop.com US GovLoop Social Net] - Specific groups:<br /> ** [http://www.govloop.com/group/socialmediaforgovernment Social Media for Government], [http://www.govloop.com/group/munigov Munigov 2.0], [http://www.govloop.com/group/government20club Gov 2.0 Club], [http://www.govloop.com/group/govconsultants20 Gov 2.0 Consultants], [http://www.govloop.com/group/twitterati Twitterati], [http://www.govloop.com/group/collaborationproject Collaboration Project], [http://www.govloop.com/groups?sort=mostPopular More]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/poliparse US Poliparse] <br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/opengovernmentdirective US Open Government Directive Discussion List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/participatory-budgeting-us US Participatory Budgeting List]<br /> * [http://wikifoia.pbworks.com/Sunshine-Blogger US Sunshine Bloggers]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/openhouseproject?pli=1 US Sunlight - The Open House Project List]<br /> * [http://groups.google.com/group/citability Citability.org]<br /> * [http://www.progressiveexchange.org US - Progressive Exchange] - E-advocacy - restricted to left of center<br /> * US &quot;Camps&quot; Lists - [http://groups.google.com/group/transparencycamp Transparency Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/edemocracycamp Participation/eDemocracy Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/government-20-club Gov 2.0 Camp], [http://groups.google.com/group/public-media-camp Public Media], [http://dccodeathon.pbworks.com DCcodeathon]<br /> <br /> == Twitter Hashtags to Watch ==<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citycamp #citycamp] - Local gov 2.0, participation, transparency<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23edem #edem] - All things &quot;e-democracy&quot;<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23gov20 #gov20] - Government 2.0<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opengov #opengov] - Open Government<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opendata #opendata] - Open Government Data<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23hyperlocal #hyperlocal] - Hyper Local Content<br /> * [http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23citability #citability] - Citability.org<br /> <br /> == Background ==<br /> There are dozens of online groups, from those on GoogleGroups and Ning-based social networks to group blogs and Twitter hashtag communities, connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, and community building.<br /> <br /> At the national/global level there will never be one unified place people exchange knowledge on these topics as people and interests specialize. However at the local or state level, just online spaces tend to be more unified but almost impossible to find for new people wanting to get involved. So this is our place to start a simple directory of those local/state online groups that are emerging.</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6183 DemocracyMap 2010-05-03T20:49:14Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * 311 - Y/N<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Calendar/Events/Meeting Page URL - iCal Feeds<br /> * Information Elements - Checklists ...<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @something<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> <br /> Preliminary fields related to elective bodies - information that will assist future incorporation of elected official information:<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> * Elected or Appointed Governing Body:<br /> * Name of Elected Body:<br /> * At-Large: Y/N<br /> * Term of Service:<br /> * Partisan: Y/N<br /> * Staggered Terms:<br /> * Judges (Retention - Style):<br /> <br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6182 DemocracyMap 2010-05-03T20:47:45Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * 311 - Y/N<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Calendar/Events/Meeting Page URL - iCal Feeds<br /> * Information Elements - Checklists ...<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @something<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> <br /> Preliminary fields related to elective bodies - information that will assist future incorporation of elected official information:<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> Elected or Appointed Governing Body:<br /> Name of Elected Body:<br /> At-Large: Y/N<br /> Term of Service:<br /> Partisan: Y/N<br /> Staggered Terms:<br /> Judges (Retention - Style):<br /> <br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6181 Locals Online 2010-05-03T16:01:31Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Joseph Porcelli, [http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org/ NeighborsForNeighbors], Boston, MA <br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest Neighborhood] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * K. Paul Mallasch [http://www.andersonfreepress.net Anderson Free Press] and [http://www.knewspapers.com kNewspapers.com] - Midwest, US<br /> * Carline Lubin, [http://www.ToolzDO.com social platform dedicated to connecting neighbors &amp; free hosting of Online Neighborhoods, presence in over 500 cities] <br /> * Leo Romero, Co-editor, [http://ourblocks.net Our Blocks - Building Blocks for Building Communities]<br /> * Steve Djuric, Tippecanoe Crime Watch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Robin Macpherson, [http://humancommunities.org Human Communities], Australia<br /> * Art Campbell, [TheGrotonLine.com The Groton Line], Groton, MA<br /> <br /> <br /> [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/822 Locals Online blog announcement]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6167 Locals Online 2010-04-30T21:11:47Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Joseph Porcelli, [http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org/ NeighborsForNeighbors], Boston, MA <br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest Neighborhood] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * K. Paul Mallasch [http://www.andersonfreepress.net Anderson Free Press] and [http://www.knewspapers.com kNewspapers.com] - Midwest, US<br /> * Carline Lubin, [http://www.ToolzDO.com social platform dedicated to connecting neighbors &amp; free hosting of Online Neighborhoods, presence in over 500 cities] <br /> * Leo Romero, Co-editor, [http://ourblocks.net Our Blocks - Building Blocks for Building Communities]<br /> * Steve Djuric, Tippecanoe Crime Watch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> <br /> <br /> [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/822 Locals Online blog announcement]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6166 Locals Online 2010-04-30T21:02:37Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Joseph Porcelli, [http://www.neighborsforneighbors.org/ NeighborsForNeighbors], Boston, MA <br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest Neighborhood] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * K. Paul Mallasch [http://www.andersonfreepress.net Anderson Free Press] and [http://www.knewspapers.com kNewspapers.com] - Midwest, US<br /> * Carline Lubin, [http://www.ToolzDO.com social platform dedicated to connecting neighbors &amp; free hosting of Online Neighborhoods, presence in over 500 cities] <br /> * Leo Romero, Co-editor, [http://ourblocks.net Our Blocks - Building Blocks for Building Communities]<br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]<br /> Steve Djuric, Tippecanoe Crime Watch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6157 Locals Online 2010-04-30T03:54:22Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE, PLACE<br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6156 Locals Online 2010-04-30T03:53:39Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE, PLACE<br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6155 Locals Online 2010-04-30T03:49:23Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [http://boreal.org Boreal Access, Grand Marais, MN]<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE, PLACE<br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6154 Locals Online 2010-04-30T03:48:59Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Michael Wood-Lewis, [http://frontporchforum.com Front Porch Forum], Vermont<br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org Riverwest] [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest (FB)], Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [Boreal Access, Grand Marais. MN http://boreal.org]<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE, PLACE<br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6153 Locals Online 2010-04-29T13:00:08Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan, [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry, [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss, Riverwest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest] and [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org]<br /> * Barry Parr, [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak, [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> *Danna MacKenzie, [Boreal Access, Grand Marais. MN http://boreal.org]<br /> * Sara Bergen, [http://e-democracy.org/poho Powderhorn Park Neighbors Forum], Minneapolis, MN<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE, PLACE<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6152 BeNeighbors 2010-04-29T12:53:52Z <p>209.162.13.194: </p> <hr /> <div>Welcome to the Neighbor.be development wiki. Neighborly is an open source coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009. Many hackathons later the effort continues. Read one below and be sure to join our [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly online working group.]<br /> <br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> ==Are you neighborly?==<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> <br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet your neighbors <br /> * to communicate easily as a group with the neighbors you know<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents nearby organize fun activities for your kids<br /> * to organize a spontaneous neighborhood block party on an especially nice spring day<br /> * to do any of the scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> == How it might work ==<br /> <br /> This experience is simple:<br /> <br /> 1. Sign-up - Including your full street address.<br /> <br /> 2. Get Listed - You are listed in your custom directory of nearest neighbors (site participants) in a circle around you covering 25 to 100 people. Target members: &quot;neighborly&quot; people open to private small group connections<br /> <br /> 3. Connect - Use your neighbor directory to connect with others via their preference (login required, reciprocity ensured). Determine how you want to connect one to one whether by telephone, e-mail or a web form, encouraging neighbors to friend you on Facebook or follow on Twitter, or none of the above.<br /> <br /> 4. Discuss - Easily share information (about a break-in on your block), ask questions (who can recommend a good plumber), etc. in private group setting with those in your neighbor circle (directory). Post via e-mail or web. Read via e-mail or web. Topics you start are restricted to just those in your circle. You own the topic and may delete it or comments at anytime. You may only comment on topics started by people in your directory as well.<br /> <br /> 5. Explore Locally - Based on your location, find other opportunities for broader public engagement from wider community e-mail lists and neighborhood blogs to aggregated place-based government and community information and links connecting you to civic life. Neighbor.be seeks to introduce you to broader public life with you at the center.<br /> <br /> ==Get Involved ==<br /> <br /> This effort is an experimental part of E-Democracy.org's [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects<br /> <br /> == Text to Move ==<br /> <br /> The online service will allow people to define their own &quot;neighbor circle&quot; with 25 to 100 nearest people (in the system so we can serve sparsely populated areas as well as very dense areas alike). People will then be able to exchange private group messages with their nearest neighbors as well as be connected up into broader community and public life through a directory of neighborhood-wide place to interact (including E-Democracy.org's Issues Forum and lots of [[Locals Online]] spaces hosted by others.<br /> <br /> ''More''<br /> <br /> Based on each person's community engagement preference each person will have their own circle of neighbors in a simple neighbor directory. Only those whose engagement circles overlap will be able to see each others' information and exchange group messages. The key innovation is that people will select the number of nearest people in the system, NOT actual address points, allowing us to technically serve any area. The challenge will be outreach. In phase two we also envision supporting block leaders in their onli'''ne communication with''' bounded areas.<br /> <br /> Ideally, this semi-private tier of communication will connect into E-Democracy.org's very public neighborhood/community-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] and other [http://e-democracy.org/locals neighborhood e-mail lists and social networks].</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6151 BeNeighbors 2010-04-29T12:47:30Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Related Links */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki to share background information on the new experimental Neighborly coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009.<br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> ==Are you neighborly?==<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> <br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet your neighbors <br /> * to communicate easily as a group with the neighbors you know<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents nearby organize fun activities for your kids<br /> * to organize a spontaneous neighborhood block party on an especially nice spring day<br /> * to do any of the scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> == How it might work ==<br /> <br /> This experience is simple:<br /> <br /> 1. Sign-up - Including your full street address.<br /> <br /> 2. Get Listed - You are listed in your custom directory of nearest neighbors (site participants) in a circle around you covering 25 to 100 people. Target members: &quot;neighborly&quot; people open to private small group connections<br /> <br /> 3. Connect - Use your neighbor directory to connect with others via their preference (login required, reciprocity ensured). Determine how you want to connect one to one whether by telephone, e-mail or a web form, encouraging neighbors to friend you on Facebook or follow on Twitter, or none of the above.<br /> <br /> 4. Discuss - Easily share information (about a break-in on your block), ask questions (who can recommend a good plumber), etc. in private group setting with those in your neighbor circle (directory). Post via e-mail or web. Read via e-mail or web. Topics you start are restricted to just those in your circle. You own the topic and may delete it or comments at anytime. You may only comment on topics started by people in your directory as well.<br /> <br /> 5. Explore Locally - Based on your location, find other opportunities for broader public engagement from wider community e-mail lists and neighborhood blogs to aggregated place-based government and community information and links connecting you to civic life. Neighbor.be seeks to introduce you to broader public life with you at the center.<br /> <br /> ==Get Involved ==<br /> <br /> This effort is an experimental part of E-Democracy.org's [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects<br /> <br /> == Text to Move ==<br /> <br /> The online service will allow people to define their own &quot;neighbor circle&quot; with 25 to 100 nearest people (in the system so we can serve sparsely populated areas as well as very dense areas alike). People will then be able to exchange private group messages with their nearest neighbors as well as be connected up into broader community and public life through a directory of neighborhood-wide place to interact (including E-Democracy.org's Issues Forum and lots of [[Locals Online]] spaces hosted by others.<br /> <br /> ''More''<br /> <br /> Based on each person's community engagement preference each person will have their own circle of neighbors in a simple neighbor directory. Only those whose engagement circles overlap will be able to see each others' information and exchange group messages. The key innovation is that people will select the number of nearest people in the system, NOT actual address points, allowing us to technically serve any area. The challenge will be outreach. In phase two we also envision supporting block leaders in their online communication with bounded areas.<br /> <br /> Ideally, this semi-private tier of communication will connect into E-Democracy.org's very public neighborhood/community-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] and other [http://e-democracy.org/locals neighborhood e-mail lists and social networks].</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6150 BeNeighbors 2010-04-29T12:46:11Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Text to Move */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki to share background information on the new experimental Neighborly coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009.<br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> ==Are you neighborly?==<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> <br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet your neighbors <br /> * to communicate easily as a group with the neighbors you know<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents nearby organize fun activities for your kids<br /> * to organize a spontaneous neighborhood block party on an especially nice spring day<br /> * to do any of the scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> == How it might work ==<br /> <br /> This experience is simple:<br /> <br /> 1. Sign-up - Including your full street address.<br /> <br /> 2. Get Listed - You are listed in your custom directory of nearest neighbors (site participants) in a circle around you covering 25 to 100 people. Target members: &quot;neighborly&quot; people open to private small group connections<br /> <br /> 3. Connect - Use your neighbor directory to connect with others via their preference (login required, reciprocity ensured). Determine how you want to connect one to one whether by telephone, e-mail or a web form, encouraging neighbors to friend you on Facebook or follow on Twitter, or none of the above.<br /> <br /> 4. Discuss - Easily share information (about a break-in on your block), ask questions (who can recommend a good plumber), etc. in private group setting with those in your neighbor circle (directory). Post via e-mail or web. Read via e-mail or web. Topics you start are restricted to just those in your circle. You own the topic and may delete it or comments at anytime. You may only comment on topics started by people in your directory as well.<br /> <br /> 5. Explore Locally - Based on your location, find other opportunities for broader public engagement from wider community e-mail lists and neighborhood blogs to aggregated place-based government and community information and links connecting you to civic life. Neighbor.be seeks to introduce you to broader public life with you at the center.<br /> <br /> ==Get Involved ==<br /> <br /> This effort is an experimental part of E-Democracy.org's [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6149 BeNeighbors 2010-04-29T12:44:23Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Text to Move */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki to share background information on the new experimental Neighborly coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009.<br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> ==Are you neighborly?==<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> <br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet your neighbors <br /> * to communicate easily as a group with the neighbors you know<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents nearby organize fun activities for your kids<br /> * to organize a spontaneous neighborhood block party on an especially nice spring day<br /> * to do any of the scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> == How it might work ==<br /> <br /> This experience is simple:<br /> <br /> 1. Sign-up - Including your full street address.<br /> <br /> 2. Get Listed - You are listed in your custom directory of nearest neighbors (site participants) in a circle around you covering 25 to 100 people. Target members: &quot;neighborly&quot; people open to private small group connections<br /> <br /> 3. Connect - Use your neighbor directory to connect with others via their preference (login required, reciprocity ensured). Determine how you want to connect one to one whether by telephone, e-mail or a web form, encouraging neighbors to friend you on Facebook or follow on Twitter, or none of the above.<br /> <br /> 4. Discuss - Easily share information (about a break-in on your block), ask questions (who can recommend a good plumber), etc. in private group setting with those in your neighbor circle (directory). Post via e-mail or web. Read via e-mail or web. Topics you start are restricted to just those in your circle. You own the topic and may delete it or comments at anytime. You may only comment on topics started by people in your directory as well.<br /> <br /> 5. Explore Locally - Based on your location, find other opportunities for broader public engagement from wider community e-mail lists and neighborhood blogs to aggregated place-based government and community information and links connecting you to civic life. Neighbor.be seeks to introduce you to broader public life with you at the center.<br /> <br /> == Text to Move ==<br /> <br /> The online service will allow people to define their own &quot;neighbor circle&quot; with 25 to 100 nearest people (in the system so we can serve sparsely populated areas as well as very dense areas alike). People will then be able to exchange private group messages with their nearest neighbors as well as be connected up into broader community and public life through a directory of neighborhood-wide place to interact (including E-Democracy.org's Issues Forum and lots of [[Locals Online]] spaces hosted by others.<br /> <br /> ''More''<br /> <br /> Based on each person's community engagement preference each person will have their own circle of neighbors in a simple neighbor directory. Only those whose engagement circles overlap will be able to see each others' information and exchange group messages. The key innovation is that people will select the number of nearest people in the system, NOT actual address points, allowing us to technically serve any area. The challenge will be outreach. In phase two we also envision supporting block leaders in their online communication with bounded areas.<br /> <br /> Ideally, this semi-private tier of communication will connect into E-Democracy.org's very public neighborhood/community-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] and other [http://e-democracy.org/locals neighborhood e-mail lists and social networks]. <br /> <br /> ==Get Involved ==<br /> <br /> This effort is an experimental part of E-Democracy.org's [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6148 BeNeighbors 2010-04-29T12:38:42Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Introduction */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki to share background information on the new experimental Neighborly coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009.<br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> ==Are you neighborly?==<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> <br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet your neighbors <br /> * to communicate easily as a group with the neighbors you know<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents nearby organize fun activities for your kids<br /> * to organize a spontaneous neighborhood block party on an especially nice spring day<br /> * to do any of the scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> == How it might work ==<br /> <br /> This experience is simple:<br /> <br /> 1. Sign-up - Including your full street address.<br /> <br /> 2. Get Listed - You are listed in your custom directory of nearest neighbors (site participants) in a circle around you covering 25 to 100 people. Target members: &quot;neighborly&quot; people open to private small group connections<br /> <br /> 3. Connect - Use your neighbor directory to connect with others via their preference (login required, reciprocity ensured). Determine how you want to connect one to one whether by telephone, e-mail or a web form, encouraging neighbors to friend you on Facebook or follow on Twitter, or none of the above.<br /> <br /> 4. Discuss - Easily share information (about a break-in on your block), ask questions (who can recommend a good plumber), etc. in private group setting with those in your neighbor circle (directory). Post via e-mail or web. Read via e-mail or web. Topics you start are restricted to just those in your circle. You own the topic and may delete it or comments at anytime. You may only comment on topics started by people in your directory as well.<br /> <br /> 5. Explore Locally - Based on your location, find other opportunities for broader public engagement from wider community e-mail lists and neighborhood blogs to aggregated place-based government and community information and links connecting you to civic life. Neighbor.be seeks to introduce you to broader public life with you at the center.<br /> <br /> == Text to Move ==<br /> <br /> The online service will allow people to define their own &quot;neighbor circle&quot; with 25 to 100 nearest people (in the system so we can serve sparsely populated areas as well as very dense areas alike). People will then be able to exchange private group messages with their nearest neighbors as well as be connected up into broader community and public life through a directory of neighborhood-wide place to interact (including E-Democracy.org's Issues Forum and lots of [[Locals Online]] spaces hosted by others.<br /> <br /> ''More''<br /> <br /> Based on each person's community engagement preference each person will have their own circle of neighbors in a simple neighbor directory. Only those whose engagement circles overlap will be able to see each others' information and exchange group messages. The key innovation is that people will select the number of nearest people in the system, NOT actual address points, allowing us to technically serve any area. The challenge will be outreach. In phase two we also envision supporting block leaders in their online communication with bounded areas.<br /> <br /> Ideally, this semi-private tier of communication will connect into E-Democracy.org's very public neighborhood/community-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] and other [http://e-democracy.org/locals neighborhood e-mail lists and social networks]. This effort will likely be connected to our [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative at some point.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6143 Locals Online 2010-04-25T16:54:58Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbors Forum], UK<br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss - Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest] and [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org]<br /> * Barry Parr [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6142 Locals Online 2010-04-25T16:54:23Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbor Forum], UK<br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan, [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss - Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest] and [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org]<br /> * Barry Parr [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6141 Locals Online 2010-04-25T16:52:18Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Signed, */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> This is an invitation to join us on Locals Online.<br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from:<br /> <br /> http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Minneapolis Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * Mark Rauterkus [http://Rauterkus.blogspot.com Running Mates Blog in Pittsburgh, PA, USA] <br /> * Stephanie Jenkins, [http://e-democracy.org/hm Oxford Headington and Marston Neighbor Forum], UK<br /> * Steve Thurston [http://buckinghamheraldtrib.com Buckingham neighborhood and Arlington County news site.]<br /> *Conor White-Sullivan begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting [http://www.localocracy.org/ Localocracy: peer to peer local politics site]<br /> *Kevin Curry [http://barcamp.pbworks.com/CityCamp/ CityCamp] &amp; [http://kingsgrant.ning.com/ neighborhood organizer in Virginia Beach, VA]<br /> *Tim Erickson [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/stpaul-hm Hamline Midway Neighborhood Forum - E-Democracy.Org] (Launching soon)<br /> *Steve Magruder, [http://www.historyandissues.org/louisville/ Louisville History &amp; Issues]<br /> * Rudi Vansnick - Belgium [http://www.isoc.be Internet community] and [http://ww.tik.be consumer group] (soon more details) <br /> * Dan Knauss - Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA [http://www.facebook.com/riverwest] and [http://www.riverwestneighborhood.org]<br /> * Barry Parr [http://coastsider.com Coastsider] and [http://mediasavvy.com Mediasavvy]<br /> * Pam Broviak [http://www.facebook.com/lasalleinsider City of LaSalle (IL) Community Site]<br /> *Steve Mantz, chapter leader, New York City Union Square<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR LOCALS SITE<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6140 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:24:17Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * 311 - Y/N<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Calendar/Events/Meeting Page URL - iCal Feeds<br /> * Information Elements - Checklists ...<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @something<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6139 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:21:41Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Calendar/Events/Meeting Page URL - iCal Feeds<br /> * Information Elements - Checklists ...<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @something<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6138 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:20:06Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Calenda/Events/Meeting Page<br /> * Information Elements - Checklists ...<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @something<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6137 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:18:33Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @something<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6136 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:18:07Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @someting<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> * Verified/Unverified links - If you crowd source links to a Facebook Fan page for example, you would need to labeled unverified until is some how is verified.<br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6135 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:15:57Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * General E-mail (Web Contact)<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @someting<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6134 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T19:08:29Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TTD Telephone<br /> * ?Contact Web Page/E-mail<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @someting<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=DemocracyMap&diff=6133 DemocracyMap 2010-04-23T18:37:52Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Core Fields */</p> <hr /> <div>'''Overview:''' <br /> <br /> ''Plan and build a universal, free, open, shared and continuously updated database of government jurisdictions/entities, their websites, and over time add elected official contact information.''<br /> <br /> In the United States there are approximately 30,000 government jurisdictions. There is no official database of the websites tied to each jurisdiction be it a city, school district, or some relatively obscure special district. Business.Gov, an effort of the Small Business Administration, recently released an API with 8,000 or so city and county websites raising interest across many organizations in how to to cover ALL government organizations. <br /> <br /> Once collecting and maintaining a directory of all government jurisdiction web addresses and a way to find your jurisdiction by entering a street address or by using a map is addressed, then deepening data collection to elected officials and all government owned or funded websites will be explored.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Join the Online Working Group to get involved]<br /> <br /> This initiative is being lead by a non-profit, non-partisan consortium combining the efforts of [http://pages.e-democracy.org/Who_Represents_Me E-Democracy.org (link to Who Represents Me idea)], [http://ideas.topplabs.org/wiki/Who_is_my_government%3F The Open Planning Project (link to Who is my government research)], and the [http://wiki.sunlightlabs.com/DemocracyMap Sunlight Foundation]. A consortium approach is envisioned to involve governments, inter-governmental associations, non-profits, media, online search, and other businesses interested in a sustainable model for gathering and maintaining data for the widest distributed use in the public interest. <br /> <br /> This joint effort was launched based on discussions on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp/messages/topic/2ARcNEeK360XPsQo3fq4Jo CityCamp Exchange] and a session at [http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5757067 Transparency Camp 2010 (turn audio way up)].<br /> <br /> ====Base Data:====<br /> <br /> Potential sources of data.<br /> <br /> =====Entities:=====<br /> * 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID) - http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html<br /> * Local government entities described:<br /> * County Governments<br /> * Municipalities<br /> * Townships<br /> * Special District Govts<br /> * Independent School District Govts<br /> * Local Dependent School Systems<br /> * Education Service Agencies<br /> * State Dependent School Systems<br /> <br /> (this appears to be the source data - 2002 &amp; 2007 Data)<br /> http://www2.census.gov/govs/gid/<br /> <br /> * [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ School Districts - U.S. Department of Education Common Core Data] - Note: The Department of Ed. stopped asking state's for web data after an initial attempt was error ridden years ago - particularly with individual schools (which is below the jurisdiction level for us). This field should be put back in and our service used to maintain it for at least school districts.<br /> * [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm USGS - Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer]<br /> * FIPS Unique ID to join data<br /> ** http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_fips.htm<br /> ** http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ansi/ansi.html <br /> ** http://www.geonames.org/export/<br /> * State Government Agencies, Service Districts, and Entities - Source(s)?<br /> ** http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories/Agencies_by_Topic.shtml<br /> * [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/aian/index.html Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> =====Mapping Location to Entities=====<br /> <br /> Municipalities &amp; Townships:<br /> <br /> * Incorporated Places/Census Designated Places<br /> <br /> Cartographic Boundary Files <br /> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/pl2000.html<br /> <br /> * [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/bas/bashome.html Census.Gov - 2010 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Key Data About Places:<br /> http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml<br /> http://www.census.gov/statab/www/ccdb.html<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Connecting Government Jurisdictions/Entities to Websites=====<br /> <br /> * [http://harvester.census.gov/gid/gid_07/options.html 2007 Governments Integrated Directory (GID)]<br /> ** Includes web sites for many governments and sometimes the web page for a township as of 2007<br /> * [http://www.business.gov/about/features/api/geodata/ U.S. City and County Web Data API - Business.Gov]<br /> ** Not clear who or how the data is maintained, whether it can be downloaded in full, and where to send additions/corrections. (The data is pretty open. I haven't found a comprehensive download, but the API is pretty friendly. The XML is straightforward)<br /> * [http://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal_Sites/index.shtml Tribal Governments]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> =====Core Fields=====<br /> What are the core fields of data to compile/crowd-source?<br /> * Government Type<br /> * Government Name<br /> * Street Address<br /> * City<br /> * County<br /> * State<br /> * Zip<br /> * General Telephone<br /> * TDD Telephone<br /> * ?Contact Web Page/E-mail<br /> * FIPS Code (is it useful to keep FIPS places that don't have gov't? e.g. towns or unincorporated areas within a county if users want to search by those. Business.gov allows this) <br /> * Zipcodes Served (maybe use ext. source for this? commercial or geonames)<br /> * Long/Lat of main HQ building<br /> * Geo/Boundaries<br /> * Primary Website URL<br /> * If none, Primary Webpage URL (for really small government, often unreliable)<br /> ** Active/Broken<br /> ** Home Page Last Updated Date<br /> ** Web Feeds Available from Home Page<br /> <br /> <br /> Additional Fields<br /> * Multi-lingual Main Page(s) - Language, Link<br /> * Accessibility Validation (508)<br /> * Organization Twitter Handle: @someting<br /> * Organization Facebook Fan Page URL:<br /> * Organization YouTube Account URL:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Organization:<br /> * Wikipedia Page About Placename:<br /> * Newspaper of Record (where government notices are printed) Name:<br /> * Newspaper of Record URL:<br /> * Registered Government Jurisdiction Record &quot;Owner&quot; for direct updating of added fields - ability to request additions from the city clerk for example who has opted-in to feed in site data<br /> <br /> <br /> * Giving unrestricted data access to gathered e-mail addresses might render general government inboxes unusable. Possible solution - a partnership hosted U.S. version of WritetoThem.com model with a unique URL generated in a web contact field. Through WritetoThem.com you can only contact those (elected officials in their case) governments that serve you. Those wanting to contact governments that do not represent them would need to use current contact methods.<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Officials Fields '''<br /> ''This section needs work!''<br /> * Public Positions<br /> * Mayor<br /> * City Council Member<br /> * County Board Member<br /> * Township Board Member<br /> * Special District Board Member<br /> * School Board Member<br /> * Treasurer<br /> * Tax Collector<br /> * Auditor-Controller<br /> * Sheriff<br /> * Constable<br /> * District Attorney<br /> <br /> '''Proposed Staff/Quasi-Govt. Head Fields '''<br /> * City Secretary<br /> * City Manager<br /> * City Public Information Officer<br /> * City Planning/Development Director<br /> * City Parks and Recreation Director<br /> * Police Chief<br /> * Police Public Information Officer<br /> * School District Superintendent<br /> * School District Public Information Officer<br /> * Chamber President<br /> * Economic Development Director<br /> * Council of Neighborhood Association Chair<br /> * Council of PTA/PTO President<br /> * County Board Member Chief of Staff<br /> * County Public Information Officer<br /> <br /> Agency Heads<br /> <br /> =====Microformats?=====<br /> (a) can hCard or other microformat<br /> http://microformats.org/code-tools<br /> be used or modified to allow political entity websites to post easily parseable information relating to who represents what?<br /> (b) what existing spiders can be used to gather data thus posted? (e.g. Yahoo Local supports hCard http://microformats.org/wiki/implementations )<br /> <br /> ==Crowd-Sourcing==<br /> <br /> * There are dozens of &quot;silo&quot; directories of government websites of a certain kind. All of them suffer from the challenge of keeping up-to-date. There are also 50 state government portals, most of whom host manually maintained listing of local government websites.<br /> * &quot;Submit-it&quot; crowd-sourcing would require an encouragement link from the state and major &quot;silo&quot; government link directories. If they do not use the data, they will not likely link to encourage governments to submit new websites via the service.<br /> * Technology assisted volunteer crowd-sourcing is another option where we leverage search engines to identify possible websites for government jurisdictions without known (or no longer functioning links) websites/pages and streamline the verification process.<br /> <br /> ==Potential Partners and Collaborators==<br /> <br /> '''In the loop so far:'''<br /> * The Open Planning Project - http://openplans.org<br /> * E-Democracy.org - http://e-democracy.org<br /> * Sunlight Foundation - http://sunlightfoundation.com<br /> * Google<br /> * e-thepeople<br /> * ImagineElections<br /> * Grasshopper<br /> * Business.Gov/Small Business Administration<br /> <br /> '''Might be interested:'''<br /> * Project Vote Smart - http://votesmart.org<br /> * ICMA - http://icma.org/resources/GovSites/<br /> * National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County<br /> * National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org/inside_nlc/membership/membership_rosters/354.aspx<br /> * National Association of Towns and Townships: http://www.natat.org/<br /> * State League of Cities and County Associations<br /> * State Government Portals with Local Government Web Directories<br /> * USA.Gov links to state local gov web listings: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local_Government/Cities.shtml<br /> * Sunshine Review - http://sunshinereview.org<br /> * National Association of State Chief Information Officers - http://www.nascio.org<br /> * National Association of Local Government Webmasters - http://www.nagw.org</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Locals_Online&diff=6112 Locals Online 2010-04-21T15:19:18Z <p>209.162.13.194: </p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki page tied to the proposed [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online community of practice.] The forum's &quot;launch topic&quot; will generate input into the [[Participation 3.0]] process to gather [[Next Generation Ideas]] for the future of online civic engagement. Related links to the &quot;locals online&quot; fields are at [[social media in local public life]].<br /> <br /> == Draft Invitation ==<br /> ''Please share in a targeted fashion with those most interested.'' <br /> <br /> Do you host a ...<br /> * neighborhood e-mail list? ... <br /> * highly interactive placeblog? ... <br /> * local social network on Ning? ... <br /> * a private Facebook group for nearest neighbors? ... <br /> * a neighborhood parents network online? ...<br /> * a local online community of any kind? <br /> <br /> Then join community builders like you on this new peer-to-peer online group for local online hosts from http://e-democracy.org/locals <br /> <br /> [[Locals Online long version invite]]<br /> '''8 Million Participants, Ten of Thousands of Hosts - And Growing'''<br /> <br /> One of the [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 buried factoids] from the Pew Internet and American Life Project last year is that 4% of American adults or 8 million people are members of good old &quot;neighborhood e-mail lists.&quot; If the average neighborhood e-mail list is 200 people (could be more or less) that means 40,000 people have step up to successfully create an online public space for their neighbors. Even if it is 20,000, no one had any idea this movement promoting the future of engagement existed at this level. No one.<br /> <br /> '''This could grow fast.''' <br /> <br /> Whether it is on [http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=neighborhood YahooGroups], [http://groups.google.com/groups/dir?lnk=srgmb&amp;hl=en&amp;q=neighborhood Google Groups], [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&amp;as_q=neighborhood&amp;as_epq=&amp;as_oq=&amp;as_eq=&amp;num=10&amp;lr=&amp;as_filetype=&amp;ft=i&amp;as_sitesearch=ning.com&amp;as_qdr=all&amp;as_rights=&amp;as_occt=any&amp;cr=&amp;as_nlo=&amp;as_nhi=&amp;safe=images Ning], or Facebook, a quick hunt for local online groups brings up perhaps 10 empty shells with just a few members for every one successful local online public space. The technology made it easy for 360,000 people to fail at a low cost and 40,000 of us broke through and managed to convince our neighbors to join us online (very much a close to one person a time adventure from my experience) to the tune of 8 million overall. <br /> <br /> The neighbors movement online is completely below the radar and most successful efforts barely know about the local online spaces beyond their immediate area. We want to change that by gathering a few hundred hosts of online neighborhood efforts in a space we can use to exchange stories, lessons, and advice Imagine if we simply captured our top ten lessons and the success rate for new neighborhood spaces went from 10% to 20% by spreading our collective advice. We'd serve another 8 million people (far more globally for that matter) in no time. Wow. That might be the easy part. The real challenge is finding the first few hundred online neighborhood hosts who don't yet know they are part of a movement. <br /> <br /> Can you help by sending the local revolutionaries you know to http://e-democracy.org/locals<br /> <br /> ==Signed,==<br /> '''List of charter members for Locals Online'''<br /> * Steven Clift, [http://e-democracy.org/se Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum]<br /> * ADD YOUR NAME, LINK TO YOUR FORUM</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6110 UK elections 2010-04-20T14:59:32Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* New 2010 Sites to Sort */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> * Google UK Election search trends<br /> ** http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/elections2010/<br /> <br /> *Political Science Resources election page<br /> **http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/ge10.php<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/series/general-election-2010-live-with-andrew-sparrow<br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/libdems Facebook] - Twitter - Youtube<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Liberal Party<br /> ** http://www.liberal.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> *Digital Democracy UK Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/pages/Digital-Democracy/337385836971<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> * Political Parties<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/conservatives<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/labourparty<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/libdems<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *Digital Democracy UK - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way.Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum.It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> **http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> **http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * MyLabourPosters<br /> ** http://mylabourposter.typepad.com<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Election2010 - Fripley explains all. Satire<br /> **http://election2010fripleysview.wordpress.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * LabourList<br /> ** http://www.labourlist.org<br /> <br /> * Left Foot Forward<br /> ** http://www.leftfootforward.org<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrat Voice<br /> ** http://www.libdemvoice.org<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.blogs.com<br /> <br /> ''Older from 2005 ... needs cleaning:''<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> *Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> **http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *Digital Democracy UK - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> **http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6099 BeNeighbors 2010-04-16T13:09:20Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Introduction */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki to share background information on the new experimental Neighborly coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009.<br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> == Introduction ==<br /> <br /> Are you neighborly?<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet or get to know your neighbors<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents of young children nearby for playtime<br /> * to organize spontaneous neighborhood block parties on an especially nice spring day<br /> * to do any of the scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> The online service will allow people to define their own &quot;neighbor circle&quot; with 25 to 100 nearest people (in the system so we can serve sparsely populated areas as well as very dense areas alike). People will then be able to exchange private group messages with their nearest neighbors as well as be connected up into broader community and public life through a directory of neighborhood-wide place to interact (including E-Democracy.org's Issues Forum and lots of [[Locals Online]] spaces hosted by others.<br /> <br /> ''More''<br /> <br /> Based on each person's community engagement preference each person will have their own circle of neighbors in a simple neighbor directory. Only those whose engagement circles overlap will be able to see each others' information and exchange group messages. The key innovation is that people will select the number of nearest people in the system, NOT actual address points, allowing us to technically serve any area. The challenge will be outreach. In phase two we also envision supporting block leaders in their online communication with bounded areas.<br /> <br /> Ideally, this semi-private tier of communication will connect into E-Democracy.org's very public neighborhood/community-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] and other [http://e-democracy.org/locals neighborhood e-mail lists and social networks]. This effort will likely be connected to our [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative at some point.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=BeNeighbors&diff=6098 BeNeighbors 2010-04-16T13:08:16Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Introduction */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the wiki to share background information on the new experimental Neighborly coding project launched at the [[Hackathon|Minnesota Civic Hackathon]] on Dec. 12, 2009.<br /> ==Neighbor.be==<br /> The working domain name for this project is Neighbor.be (and Neighbour.be.)<br /> <br /> == Introduction ==<br /> <br /> Are you neighborly?<br /> <br /> Would you like to build connections with your neighbors ...<br /> * to make your block safer and prevent crime<br /> * to &quot;break the ice&quot; and meet or get to know your neighbors<br /> * to share experiences and tips answering &quot;who can recommend a good plumber&quot;<br /> * to connect with other parents of young children nearby for playtime<br /> * organize spontaneous neighborhood block parties on an especially nice spring day<br /> * and any one of scores of [[block activities]] we've identified<br /> <br /> Neighbor.be is a simple idea - use online tools to connect people to their nearest neighbors. <br /> <br /> The online service will allow people to define their own &quot;neighbor circle&quot; with 25 to 100 nearest people (in the system so we can serve sparsely populated areas as well as very dense areas alike). People will then be able to exchange private group messages with their nearest neighbors as well as be connected up into broader community and public life through a directory of neighborhood-wide place to interact (including E-Democracy.org's Issues Forum and lots of [[Locals Online]] spaces hosted by others.<br /> <br /> ''More''<br /> <br /> Based on each person's community engagement preference each person will have their own circle of neighbors in a simple neighbor directory. Only those whose engagement circles overlap will be able to see each others' information and exchange group messages. The key innovation is that people will select the number of nearest people in the system, NOT actual address points, allowing us to technically serve any area. The challenge will be outreach. In phase two we also envision supporting block leaders in their online communication with bounded areas.<br /> <br /> Ideally, this semi-private tier of communication will connect into E-Democracy.org's very public neighborhood/community-wide [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forums] and other [http://e-democracy.org/locals neighborhood e-mail lists and social networks]. This effort will likely be connected to our [[Participation 3.0]] [[Inclusive Social Media]] initiative at some point.<br /> <br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly Neighborly Online Group] - Join the two-way exchange among developers.<br /> * [http://github.com/ianb/neighborly Neighborly on GitHub] - where the technical development is happening<br /> * [[Block activities]] - things people have done somewhere with their neighbors<br /> * [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WKCFRM Neighborly Input Survey/Beta Tester Sign-up]<br /> * [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Related Knight News Challenge Submission] - Imagining our volunteer driven idea as a funded initiative<br /> <br /> A bit of fun ...<br /> &lt;videoflash&gt;lNC2pb4dXk0&lt;/videoflash&gt;<br /> <br /> == Draft Specification ==<br /> <br /> A [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc proposal was submitted] into the Knight News Challenge which made it into round two. We used our wiki to draft our submission - [[Knight News Challenge Neighborly Submission]] - the proposal emphasized some of the more &quot;news sharing&quot; related aspects of the idea per the contests scope.''''<br /> <br /> * Summary<br /> ** You enter your name and address. You share information and links (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog) about yourself with your nearest neighbors. You select the number of nearest neighbors in our system for a reciprocal connection (default 100). You may dynamically exchange announcements and discussions semi-privately (not in Google) with those in your dynamic &quot;neighbors directory.&quot; Participants will receive a customizable e-mail digest of neighbor posts as well as posts from related &quot;public&quot; neighborhood/community Issues Forums, and other local aggregated content.<br /> <br /> * Purpose<br /> ** Help people be neighborly.<br /> <br /> * Goals<br /> ** Connect people online to the nearest neighbors they know and those they do not yet know.<br /> ** Help neighbors communicate quickly and easily as a group. <br /> ** Help neighbors organize:<br /> *** toy and/or tool sharing<br /> *** block parties, <br /> *** crime watch,<br /> *** reuse - free stuff (re-using furniture/appliances that would otherwise be thrown out),<br /> *** activities for youth<br /> *** help neighbors in need<br /> *** meet new neighbors<br /> *** share birth, death, and other major announcements<br /> ** Support block leaders in their communication with as many neighbors as possible.<br /> ** Help neighbors collectively monitor hyper-local news, information, and government data sources.<br /> ** Develop a business model that ensures the sustainability of the network.<br /> <br /> <br /> * Principles<br /> ** Build trust among participants through real names and familiarity.<br /> ** Promote self-governance and accountability for actions online.<br /> ** Respect participants desire to be part of community public life while not being overexposed online when interacting with their nearest neighbors.<br /> ** Clearly demonstrate reciprocity and promote awareness of online safety particularly as it relates to those physically near each other.<br /> ** Open source, volunteer-engaged, non-profit, and creative commons connected to the greatest extent possible.<br /> <br /> * Online Experience Outline - Speculative<br /> ** Coming soon.<br /> ''Stay tuned.'' For now read the rough [[neighborly query]] from mid-2009 outlining the idea and the [http://generalapp.newschallenge.org/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6aee8166-fb7c-4a2e-8581-fa6f6ff036dd&amp;itemguid=d08e74f3-0817-416f-a482-518fc9bf10fc Knight round one submission].<br /> <br /> == Data Sources ==<br /> Depending upon how the system in designed, we may or may not need detailed address data (parcels, addresses points, government jurisdiction, etc.).<br /> * [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps API] - Converting addresses to estimated longitude and latitude via [http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#geocoder_exists their GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html YahooMaps GeoCoder API]<br /> * [http://tinygeocoder.com/create.php TinyGeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.batchgeocode.com/reverse/ Reserve GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap]<br /> * [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=970 Minnesota Voter Registration and Polling Place Finder Data] - A way to extrapolate addresses generically and potentially to make registration easier for those who are registered to vote. As a political engagement project, we qualify under state law to use this data.<br /> * [http://www.metrogis.org/data/apps/geocoder/index.shtml MetoGis GeoCoder]<br /> * [http://www.datafinder.org/ Minnesota GIS DataFinder] - Data from the Twin Cities Metro area including various services.<br /> * [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/07/uk-geocoding-now-available-in-maps-api.html UK GeoCoder?] - In case we want to experiment in our UK Issues Forum communities.<br /> * [http://geocoder.us/ geocoder.us] A geocoder service that is free for noncommercial use.<br /> <br /> <br /> == Related Links ==<br /> * [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects Online Group] - General volunteers (including non-programmers) are encouraged to join this all encompassing online group.<br /> * [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods Project Blog - Neighborhood-related posts]<br /> * [[Inclusive Social Media]] - Details on our &quot;public&quot; level of neighborhood-wide social networking in lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods. <br /> * E-Democracy.org's new [[Participation 3.0]] initiative is supporting coordination of the Neighborly effort and will inform our open specification process development.<br /> * According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project [http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/18--Social-Isolation-and-New-Technology/Part-3-Network-Diversity-and-Community/2-Are-internet-users-less-likely-to-participate-in-the-local-community.aspx?r=1 about 8 million American adults or 4% of people belong to a neighborhood e-mail lists]. Now that is the beginning of a movement. Combine that with growing interest using blogs, Facebook, and social networking sites like Ning to connect neighbors and you have the beginning of a movement. Let's take it up to 8%, then 20% and higher.<br /> * [[Social media in local public life]] - Extensive links to related projects</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6083 UK elections 2010-04-12T14:16:59Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Major Media */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> *Political Science Resources election page<br /> **http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/ge10.php<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/series/general-election-2010-live-with-andrew-sparrow<br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/libdems Facebook] - Twitter - Youtube<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> *Digital Democracy UK Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/pages/Digital-Democracy/337385836971<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> * Political Parties<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/conservatives<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/labourparty<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/libdems<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * LabourList<br /> ** http://www.labourlist.org<br /> <br /> * Left Foot Forward<br /> ** http://www.leftfootforward.org<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrat Voice<br /> ** http://www.libdemvoice.org<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.blogs.com<br /> <br /> ''Older from 2005 ... needs cleaning:''<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6082 UK elections 2010-04-12T14:14:13Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Blogs About the Elections */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> *Political Science Resources election page<br /> **http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/ge10.php<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> <br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/libdems Facebook] - Twitter - Youtube<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> *Digital Democracy UK Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/pages/Digital-Democracy/337385836971<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> * Political Parties<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/conservatives<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/labourparty<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/libdems<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * LabourList<br /> ** http://www.labourlist.org<br /> <br /> * Left Foot Forward<br /> ** http://www.leftfootforward.org<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrat Voice<br /> ** http://www.libdemvoice.org<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.blogs.com<br /> <br /> ''Older from 2005 ... needs cleaning:''<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6080 UK elections 2010-04-11T14:18:16Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Political Parties */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> *Political Science Resources election page<br /> **http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/ge10.php<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> <br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/libdems Facebook] - Twitter - Youtube<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> * Political Parties<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/conservatives<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/labourparty<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/libdems<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6079 UK elections 2010-04-11T14:16:58Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Facebook Pages and Groups */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. 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The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> *Political Science Resources election page<br /> **http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/ge10.php<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> <br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> * Political Parties<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/conservatives<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/labourparty<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/libdems<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6078 UK elections 2010-04-11T14:13:42Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Facebook Pages and Groups */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> *Political Science Resources election page<br /> **http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/ge10.php<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> <br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> * Political Parties<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/conservatives<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/labourparty<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6076 UK elections 2010-04-11T14:01:54Z <p>209.162.13.194: </p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> '''DISCUSSION''' - After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> Put new 2010 sites in here and we will integrated them below.<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2010<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2010 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog<br /> <br /> * The Times - Election '10<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/<br /> ** http://generalelection2010.timesonline.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK general election 2010<br /> ** http://www.ft.com/indepth/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Decision Time<br /> ** http://news.sky.com/skynews/Election/debatequestion<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - General Election 2010, VoteMatch<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Vote 2010<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/news_category/vote_2010<br /> ** http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/<br /> ** http://todayinpolitics.independentminds.livejournal.com/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-politics/<br /> ** http://blogs.walesonline.co.uk/achangeoftrouble/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/sectionhome.aspx?sectionID=6990<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics<br /> <br /> * Belfast Telegraph<br /> ** http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Elections 2010<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/<br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> * Facebook - DemocracyUK<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/democracyuk<br /> <br /> * UK Election Issues Forum - Facebook Version<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Election-Issues-Forum-2010-United-Kingdom-at-E-Democracyorg/368566021031?ref=mf<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Sky News Leaders Debate<br /> ** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-News-Leaders-Debate/144626466059<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6064 UK elections 2010-04-10T11:51:08Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Facebook Pages and Groups */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. 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The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> ''If you are lazy, just put new 2010 sites in here and hopefully someone will tidy things up.'' :-)<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * Guardian - General election 2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Telegraph - General Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 (plus election blog)<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2005 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/election2005<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005<br /> <br /> * The Times - General Election 2005 (plus an &quot;Election Log&quot; blog)<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,19809,00.html<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,20809,00.html<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK elections 2005<br /> ** http://news.ft.com/indepth/ukelection<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Vote 05<br /> ** http://www.sky.com/skynews/vote05<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - Election countdown 2005<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/exclusions/election2005.xml<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election 2005 (plus a blog round-up)<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005_blogs/index.html<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/factcheck<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Vote 2005<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/election/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/newspolitics/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Election 2005<br /> ** http://election.scotsman.com<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/<br /> <br /> * London 24 - Election 2005 - Local London papers<br /> ** http://www.london24.net/elections/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Election 2005<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_index.html<br /> <br /> * News Now - Headlines<br /> ** http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Election+%28UK%29<br /> <br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6063 UK elections 2010-04-10T11:50:39Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* New 2010 Sites to Sort */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. 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The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> ''If you are lazy, just put new 2010 sites in here and hopefully someone will tidy things up.'' :-)<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * Guardian - General election 2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Telegraph - General Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 (plus election blog)<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2005 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/election2005<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005<br /> <br /> * The Times - General Election 2005 (plus an &quot;Election Log&quot; blog)<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,19809,00.html<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,20809,00.html<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK elections 2005<br /> ** http://news.ft.com/indepth/ukelection<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Vote 05<br /> ** http://www.sky.com/skynews/vote05<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - Election countdown 2005<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/exclusions/election2005.xml<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election 2005 (plus a blog round-up)<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005_blogs/index.html<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/factcheck<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Vote 2005<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/election/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/newspolitics/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Election 2005<br /> ** http://election.scotsman.com<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/<br /> <br /> * London 24 - Election 2005 - Local London papers<br /> ** http://www.london24.net/elections/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Election 2005<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_index.html<br /> <br /> * News Now - Headlines<br /> ** http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Election+%28UK%29<br /> <br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&diff=6062 UK elections 2010-04-10T11:50:11Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Unique Sites */</p> <hr /> <div>Help build the most detailed laundry list of UK election 2010 links.<br /> <br /> Simple press [http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=UK_elections&amp;action=edit Edit] in section you would like to update. Currently, the links below are based on the 2005 election. Help update them for 2010. The web links are listed visibly to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing widely.<br /> <br /> After you add a link, join and announce it on the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/uk UK Election Issues Forum.] Use the simple subject line &quot;New Link - Title of the site/page.&quot;<br /> <br /> More information is available on [[UK|E-Democracy.org UK]] and the communities we serve.<br /> <br /> == New 2010 Sites to Sort ==<br /> ''If you are lazy, just put new 2010 sites in here and hopefully someone will tidy things up.'' :-)<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - United Kingdom general election 2010<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2010<br /> <br /> * Guardian - General election 2010<br /> ** http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/general-election-2010<br /> <br /> * Telegraph - General Election 2010<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/<br /> <br /> * UK General Election 2010 Blog<br /> ** http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Time to pick THE Twitter Hashtag for 2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge10<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ge2010<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelection<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukelections<br /> ** http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ukpolitics<br /> <br /> * UK Election Twitter Aggregator<br /> ** http://www.election10.net<br /> <br /> * Democracy Club - Non-partisan volunteering<br /> ** http://www.democracyclub.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * YourNextMP - Free and open database of all the candidate standing. Crowd sourced by Demoracy Club volunteers.<br /> ** http://www.yournextmp.com/<br /> <br /> * TheStraightChoice - Election leaflet monitoring<br /> ** http://www.thestraightchoice.org/ <br /> <br /> * TheyWorkForYou - (coming soon) Candidate quiz and resulting voter quiz<br /> ** http://www.theyworkforyou.com/<br /> <br /> * ONE Vote 2010 - how the fight against extreme poverty is being covered in the election<br /> ** http://onevote2010.one.org<br /> <br /> == Major Media ==<br /> <br /> ''Listed by Alexa ranking''<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 (plus election blog)<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/default.stm<br /> <br /> * The Guardian - Election 2005 (plus an election blog)<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/election2005<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005<br /> <br /> * The Times - General Election 2005 (plus an &quot;Election Log&quot; blog)<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,19809,00.html<br /> ** http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,20809,00.html<br /> <br /> * Financial Times - UK elections 2005<br /> ** http://news.ft.com/indepth/ukelection<br /> <br /> * Sky News - Vote 05<br /> ** http://www.sky.com/skynews/vote05<br /> <br /> * Daily Telegraph - Election countdown 2005<br /> ** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/exclusions/election2005.xml<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election 2005 (plus a blog round-up)<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005_blogs/index.html<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/factcheck<br /> <br /> * The Independent - Vote 2005<br /> ** http://www.independent.co.uk/election/<br /> <br /> * Western Mail (Wales) - Politics<br /> ** http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/newspolitics/<br /> <br /> * The Scotsman (Scotland) - Election 2005<br /> ** http://election.scotsman.com<br /> <br /> * The Herald (Scotland) - Politics<br /> ** http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/<br /> <br /> * London 24 - Election 2005 - Local London papers<br /> ** http://www.london24.net/elections/<br /> <br /> Also, see:<br /> <br /> * Yahoo (UK &amp; Ireland) - Election 2005<br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_index.html<br /> <br /> * News Now - Headlines<br /> ** http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Election+%28UK%29<br /> <br /> <br /> == Political Parties ==<br /> <br /> * Labour Party<br /> ** http://www.labour.org.uk<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/labourparty Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/UKLabour Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/user/theuklabourparty YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Conservative Party<br /> ** http://www.conservatives.com<br /> ** [http://www.facebook.com/conservatives Facebook] - [http://twitter.com/conservatives Twitter] - [http://www.youtube.com/webcameronuk YouTube]<br /> <br /> * Liberal Democrats (+ Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats)<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.scotlibdems.org.uk/<br /> ** http://www.demrhyddcymru.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party (SNP)<br /> ** http://www.snp.org<br /> <br /> * Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales<br /> ** http://www.plaidcymru.org<br /> <br /> * Green Parties<br /> ** http://www.greenparty.org.uk - Green Party of England and Wales<br /> ** http://www.scottishgreens.org - Scottish Green Party<br /> ** http://www.greens-in.org - Green Party in Northern Ireland<br /> <br /> * UK Independence Party<br /> ** http://www.ukip.org<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * British National Party<br /> ** http://bnp.org.uk<br /> <br /> * More - From the Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/regulatory-issues/partylinks.cfm<br /> <br /> <br /> == Facebook Pages and Groups ==<br /> <br /> <br /> == Unique Sites ==<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog.<br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> * Pocket Politics - Compare up to 6 party policies at a time on 12 issues for 13 UK parties<br /> ** http://pocketpolitics.co.uk/compare/start.html<br /> <br /> * Not Apathetic - Clever site where non-voters can explain why they are not voting from http://MySociety.Org<br /> ** http://www.notapathetic.com<br /> <br /> * FactCheck - run by the TV station Channel 4<br /> ** http://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/<br /> <br /> * Perfect.co.uk eDemocracy - Robin Grant's ongoing coverage of the internet's use in the election campaign.<br /> ** http://perfect.co.uk/edemocracy<br /> ** Overview of the action up until 11th April http://perfect.co.uk/2005/04/the-internet-election<br /> <br /> * Spoil Your Vote - online campaign to encourage people to express their dissatisfaction but still actually vote<br /> ** http://www.spoilyourvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Vote For A Change - online campaign to achieve positive reform<br /> ** http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Betting - blog that demonstrates the punters know more than the pundits or pollsters<br /> ** http://www.politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * UK Polling Report - summary of opinion polls, with its associated blog<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/voteALL.html<br /> ** http://pollingreport.co.uk/blog/index.php<br /> <br /> * ePolitix.com Vote 2005 - election news and background<br /> ** http://www.dodsparlicom.com/vote2005/default.htm<br /> <br /> * The British Election Study (University of Essex) - rolling campaign survey<br /> ** http://www.essex.ac.uk/bes/index.html<br /> <br /> * Y-Vote 2005 Mock Elections 2005 - resource (from the Hansard Society) to enable schools to stage mock elections<br /> ** http://www.mockelections.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? - a tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (NB: now the most popular political site in the UK)<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Who Do I Vote For? - another tool to help voters decide which party most closely represents their views (sound familiar?)<br /> ** http://www.whodoivotefor.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Political Survey 2005 - opinion questionnaire that shows how your views compare with the rest of the British population<br /> ** http://politicalsurvey2005.com/<br /> <br /> * How They Voted 2005 (... and so how you should) - short quiz (from The Public Whip) to compare your views with the actual votes of your local MP on key issues, to help you decide<br /> ** http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/election.php<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - questionnaire to work out where you stand ideologically (on a two-dimensional grid rather than a simple left-right linear model)<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Stolen Votes - campaign against electoral fraud caused by the lax postal voting system<br /> ** http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * Don't Vote Labour - campaign to defend Scottish army regiments from abolition by the government<br /> ** http://www.dont-vote-labour.co.uk<br /> <br /> * MPs Reunited - Friends Reunited's profiles of parliamentary candidates<br /> ** http://www.mpsreunited.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * UK Elect - Election forecasting<br /> ** http://www.ukelect.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - constituency-by-constituency list of all nominated candidates<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - a project to create a digital archive of election campaign literature<br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - links and resources (from YouthNet UK) on the election for young people<br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Tactical voting sites - there are several online campaigns advocating tactical voting of one sort or another<br /> ** http://www.backingblair.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.vote4peace.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.strategicvoter.org.uk<br /> ** http://www.sonowwhodowevotefor.net<br /> ** http://www.tacticalvoter.net<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net<br /> <br /> * Party 'watch' sites - each party has been targeted by a 'watch' blog set up by opponents, to expose various gaffes, scandals and other embarrassments<br /> ** http://labour-watch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.libdemwatch.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.torytrouble.org.uk/weblog<br /> ** http://www.toryscum.com<br /> ** http://respectwatch.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://stopveritas.blogspot.com<br /> ** http://www.ukipwatch.org<br /> <br /> * Comment on the Party Manifestos<br /> ** http://www.theywanttobeelected.com/manifestos/<br /> <br /> * New European Times - Site closely allied to Daily Kos, the largest political web site in the USA, where Brits discuss political issues in their country with Americans who support the Democratic Party.<br /> **http://www.neweuropeantimes.com<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> See &quot;Discussion&quot; page for extra note.<br /> <br /> == Election Starting Points ==<br /> <br /> * Open Directory Project - 2005 UK Election<br /> ** [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005 http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/<br /> Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005]<br /> <br /> * LookSmart - UK 2005 General Election<br /> ** [http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317836/us552286/us526499/us526505/us10234373/us703545/us675000/us10240196/ Web link here - too long to list]<br /> <br /> * Wikipedia - UK General Election 2005<br /> ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election_of_2005<br /> <br /> * [[Shared Bookmarks]] - Tags from Del.icio.us<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/ukelection<br /> ** http://delicious.com/tag/election2005<br /> <br /> * Election 2005 - comprehensive portal<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05.htm<br /> <br /> * Social Science Information Gateway<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/subject-news/index.php?cat=19 - New sites<br /> ** http://www.sosig.ac.uk/roads/subject-listing/World-cat/ukelect.html - Many sites<br /> <br /> * Google News - &quot;Internet Election 2005&quot;<br /> ** http://news.google.com/news?&amp;q=internet+election+2005<br /> <br /> * Five: Independent Coverage of UK Election - Exclusive Podcasts<br /> ** http://five.org/blog/<br /> <br /> == Government Election-related Sites ==<br /> <br /> * Electoral Commission<br /> ** http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk<br /> <br /> * About My Vote<br /> ** http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * DirectGov - Election 2005<br /> ** http://www.direct.gov.uk/QuickFind/GuideToGovernment/Election2005/fs/en<br /> <br /> * Electoral Office for Northern Ireland<br /> ** http://www.electoralofficeni.gov.uk<br /> <br /> == Satire and Humour ==<br /> <br /> * The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (also under parties)<br /> ** http://www.omrlp.com<br /> <br /> * Automatic Tory Policy Generator<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk/policygenerator.html<br /> <br /> * Vote for Britain's Next Prime Minister<br /> ** http://www.may5election.com<br /> <br /> * Mud Slinging game<br /> ** http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/news/newsbeat/election/newsbeatgame/<br /> <br /> * Deadbrain - Election 2005<br /> ** http://deadbrain.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Election Reason<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk/BestBits/2005/Election/index.html<br /> <br /> * The Portadown News - Northern Ireland black humour<br /> ** http://www.portadownnews.com/<br /> <br /> * Michael Howard MP - Spoof blog of the Conservative leader<br /> ** http://www.michaelhowardmp.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Alastair Campbell - Spoof blog of Tony Blair's former spin-meister<br /> ** http://www.alastair-campbell.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Spinon - the site that brought you ''Egg Prescott'' and ''MP in a Blender'' in 2005 is back again<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling<br /> <br /> * Your own Conservative poster - create your own parody election poster<br /> ** http://kryogenix.org/code/conposter/index.php<br /> <br /> * Doctored photo (based on Ed Matts, the Tory candidate caught out doctoring a photo), plus examples of joke versions sent to the Guardian<br /> ** http://odin.prohosting.com/~jmjmjm/thinking.html?line1Text=Rite&amp;line2Text=Ur&amp;line3Text=Own<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,9352,1457954,00.html<br /> <br /> * General Erection 2005 - which party leader would you most like to have sex with?<br /> ** http://www.generalerection.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - instruct Blair how to dance<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Flash animation and song featuring Blair and Bush<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> == Blogs About the Elections ==<br /> <br /> * 2005 UK General Election - a blog of blogs<br /> ** http://www.generalelection05.com/blog<br /> <br /> * The Returning Officers - political gossip from a consortium of three of the UK's leading political bloggers<br /> ** http://returningofficers.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * UK Poli Blogs - comprehensive digest of British political blogs<br /> ** http://www.voidstar.com/ukpoliblog/index.php<br /> <br /> * Political blogs - selected list of links to UK political blogs (part of the W4MP site)<br /> ** http://www.w4mp.org/html/resources/links.asp#Politicalblogs<br /> <br /> * LibDem Blogs Aggregated! - an aggregator of blogs by individual Liberal Democrats<br /> ** http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Independence - Scottish National Party-related Blog<br /> ** http://scottish-independence.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Political Betting Blog<br /> ** http://politicalbetting.com<br /> <br /> * Make Votes Count Blog<br /> ** http://www.makemyvotecount.org.uk/blog<br /> <br /> * More political blogs<br /> ** http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk/ge05/electionblogs.htm<br /> ** http://www.britblog.com/directory/category/politics.html<br /> <br /> * Jamie's Big Voice - Former homeless person and former drug addict, Jamie McCoy, blogging for homeless people to make their views known and give a commentary on the General Election campaign.<br /> ** http://jamiesbigvoice.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Postal Voting - a blog about the issue of electoral fraud associated with postal votes<br /> ** http://postalvoting.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Whittington - the blog of a Liberal Democrat cat<br /> ** http://libdemcat.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - BBC news story, 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Westminster Village - stories and humour from the inside-the-beltway of the UK<br /> ** http://www.westminstervillage.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Blogging Candidates ==<br /> <br /> List only those candidate sites updated most days.<br /> <br /> * List of candidates' blogs, by party (about 50)<br /> ** http://reslog.blogspot.com/2005/04/candidate-blogs-at-uk-2005-election.html<br /> <br /> * Keith Taylor for Westminster - Brighton's Green candidate with the best chance in the country of securing a Green seat.<br /> ** http://www.keithforwestminster.com<br /> <br /> * Romseyredhead - Blog of Sandra Gidley (Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey since 2000, standing for re-election), who's been blogging since September 2004<br /> ** http://romseyredhead.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * John Hemming's Web Log - Blog of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Birmingham Yardley<br /> ** http://johnhemming.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * Iain Dale for North Norfolk - Blog of Conservative candidate in North Norfolk<br /> ** http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com<br /> <br /> * Tom Watson - Blog of the Labour MP standing for re-election in West Bromwich East<br /> ** http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/<br /> <br /> * Scottish National Party Candidates<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/<br /> <br /> * Boris Johnson - Conservative MP standing for re-election in Henley<br /> ** http://www.boris-johnson.com<br /> <br /> * Craig Murray - Independent candidate for Blackburn<br /> ** http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/weblog.html<br /> <br /> * Pete Wishart - SNP MP standing for re-election in Perth and North Perthshire, the the Scottish National Party's Campaign Director for the Westminster elections<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/pete/<br /> <br /> * Kevin Stewart - SNP candidate for Aberdeen North and leader of the SNP Group in Aberdeen Council<br /> ** http://www.snp.org/elections/diary/kevin/<br /> <br /> * James Purnell - Campaign for re-election as your Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde<br /> ** http://www.jamespurnell.org/<br /> <br /> == Campaign Diaries ==<br /> <br /> Candidate dairies carried on media and other non-party/candidate sites.<br /> <br /> * kennedycampaign.org - Blog from the inside of the campaign of Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats), written by members of his campaign team<br /> ** http://www.kennedycampaign.org<br /> <br /> * Labour's David Blunkett, Lib Dem Simon Hughes - via Yahoo UK <br /> ** http://uk.news.yahoo.com/promo/election05_diary.html<br /> <br /> * Candidate Diaries - on the Guardian<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/archives/candidates_diaries<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> **http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> == Best Individual Candidate Websites ==<br /> <br /> None were nominated. Here are sources with links to individual candidate sites:<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Ask Artistole - Guardian - Dig down<br /> ** http://politics.guardian.co.uk/aristotle<br /> <br /> * Candidate Sites by Party<br /> ** [http://www.e-democracy.org/directory/index.php?c=/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005/Candidates/ Open Directory]<br /> <br /> == Mobile Sites/SMS Features ==<br /> <br /> * Stop Nuisance Election Calls - Campaign organised by the Liberal Democrats to stop the use of unsolicited phone calls during the campaign<br /> ** http://www.libdems.org.uk/tps/<br /> <br /> * Track Election on your Mobile - via BBC<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4425283.stm<br /> <br /> * Site Name - Desription<br /> ** Full URL<br /> <br /> == Online Forums and Discussions ==<br /> <br /> Digital Democracy - Digital Democracy will enable your community to identify its top priorities in a democratic way. Digital Democracy boldly claims to be the world's first mass participation, online democratic forum. It is not a government initiative, but was developed by a group of citizens who found it difficult to influence the decisions taken by others that affect their lives.<br /> http://www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk<br /> <br /> <br /> *CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits.<br /> **http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 UK Election Prediction - a forum where anyone can post predictions for each of the 646 parliamentary constituencies <br /> ** http://www.vote-2005.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote 2005 Discussion Forum - a forum where anyone can discuss the parties and issues<br /> ** http://www.vote2005forum.org.uk/<br /> <br /> * Channel 4 - Election Forum<br /> ** http://community.channel4.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&amp;s=162603557&amp;f=1780098481<br /> <br /> * HeadsUp - Debating site for under-18s to share their thoughts on the election<br /> ** http://www.headsup.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party - Policy, Campaign, and Election Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * Vote-4-Me from Votivation - Rolling Citizen's Assembly<br /> ** http://www.vote-4-me.com<br /> <br /> == Unsorted ==<br /> <br /> * Conservative Home<br /> ** http://conservativehome.com<br /> <br /> == New Sites ==<br /> <br /> After listing a site above, please list the site a second time here - most recent addition at top.<br /> <br /> *The King's Fund's General Election 2010 site - with analysis of the parties' health policies, key election questions and our expert blog. <br /> *http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/general_election_2010/index.html<br /> <br /> *Use Your Vote! Facebook Group<br /> **http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=257397189574&amp;ref=ts<br /> <br /> * The New Party<br /> ** http://www.newparty.co.uk<br /> <br /> * The New Party Campaign Diary<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk/campaign2005/<br /> <br /> * The New Party Forum - Policy, Campaign and Election Discussion Forum<br /> ** http://www.newpartyforum.co.uk<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map <br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Politics.Co.UK Candidate Directory - May 4<br /> ** http://www.politics.co.uk/candidatefindpage.aspx?menuindex=430014379<br /> <br /> * Operation Black Vote - May 4<br /> ** http://www.obv.org.uk<br /> <br /> * The Dome of Conscience - a live score board of opinions voted by Election candidates<br /> **http://www.ukdome.com<br /> <br /> * 2005 Election Leaflets - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://leaflets2005.blogspot.com/<br /> <br /> * TheSite - Unique Sites - 24 April <br /> ** http://www.thesite.org.uk/homelawandmoney/law/election2005/linksandresources<br /> <br /> * Political Compass - Unique Sites - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.digitalronin.f2s.com/politicalcompass/extremeright.php<br /> <br /> * Vote Dorset - Unique Sites (tactical voting) - 24 April<br /> ** http://www.votedorset.net/<br /> <br /> * &quot;Who is writing the leaders' blogs?&quot; - Blogs About the Elections - 22 April<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4469535.stm<br /> <br /> * Nominations for the 2005 General Election (Press Association) - Unique Sites - 21 April<br /> ** http://election.press.net/nominations.html<br /> <br /> * GB Jab - Satire - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.gbjab.com/<br /> <br /> * Who Should You Vote For? (press release) - Unique Sites - 20 April<br /> ** http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/press6.php<br /> <br /> * Spin On - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.spinon.co.uk/content/londoncalling <br /> <br /> * Subservient Blair - Satire - 18 April<br /> ** http://www.subservientblair.com/<br /> <br /> * The UK's Voice of Reason - Satire - 11 May<br /> ** http://www.thevoiceofreason.co.uk<br /> <br /> == Live Election Results, Discussions, Alerts ==<br /> <br /> Help add direct links to live election results, online chats, alert services.<br /> <br /> * BBC News - Election 2005 Results map<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/constituencies<br /> ** http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/vote2005/flash_map/html/map05.stm<br /> <br /> * Guardian Election Night Blog<br /> ** http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/election2005/<br /> <br /> * I voted for you because<br /> ** http://www.ivotedforyoubecause.com<br /> <br /> * CoolClarity: Election 2005 - a discussion forum dedicated to the 2005 UK elections with live Election Night coverage with own expert website pundits and live constituency results. <br /> ** http://www.coolclarity.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Frogtown&diff=6060 Frogtown 2010-04-08T00:31:49Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Community and Cultural Organizations */</p> <hr /> <div>This is the community &quot;anyone can edit this page&quot; wiki tied to the [http://e-democracy.org/frogtown Greater Frogtown Neighbors Forum] in St. Paul, Minnesota.<br /> <br /> To help collect web links for this directory use the &quot;Delicious&quot; tool using the tag &quot;[http://delicious.com/tag/frogtown frogtown].&quot;<br /> <br /> ==Community and Cultural Organizations==<br /> * [http://d7mix.org District 7 Planning Council]<br /> * [http://www.greaterfrogtowncdc.org/ Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation]<br /> * [http://www.aeda-mn.org Asian Economic Development Association]<br /> * [http://www.aboutchat.org/ Center for Hmong Arts and Talent]<br /> * [http://www.frogtowngardens.org Frogtown Gardens]<br /> * [http://www.hmongcc.org Hmong Cultural Center]<br /> ** [http://www.hmonglibrary.org/ Hmong Resource Center Library]<br /> * [http://www.hmong.org Hmong American Partnership]<br /> * [http://www.ndc-mn.org Neighborhood Development Center]<br /> * [http://www.sppl.org/locations/rondo.html Rondo Community Outreach Library]<br /> * [http://www.sibleybikedepot.org Sibley Bike Depot Coop]<br /> * [http://www.u-plan.org U-Plan - Community Planning Studio]<br /> * [http://www.universityavenuebiz.com University Avenue Business Association]<br /> ** [http://www.universityavenuebiz.com/MemberDirectory.htm Local Business Links]<br /> * [http://www.wilder.org Wilder Foundation]<br /> *[http://www.boysandgirls.org/loc_mt_airy.asp Mt. Airy Boys &amp; Girls Club]<br /> <br /> ==Schools==<br /> * [http://www.jackson.spps.org/ Jackson Preparatory Magnet Elementary School]<br /> * [http://www.franklin.spps.org/ Franklin Magnet School]<br /> * [http://www.newspiritschool.com/ New Spirit School]<br /> * [http://www.stagnesschools.org/ Saint Agnes School]<br /> <br /> ==Local Parks==<br /> * [http://www.stpaul.gov/facilities.aspx?pagenum=9&amp;RID=152&amp;Page=detail/ West Minnehaha Recreation Center]<br /> *[http://www.stpaul.gov/facilities.aspx?pagenum=29&amp;RID=89&amp;Page=detail/ Ryan Park]<br /> *[http://www.ci.stpaul.mn.us/facilities.aspx?search=1&amp;CID=2&amp;pagenum=3&amp;RID=147&amp;Page=detail/ Scheffer Recreation Center]<br /> <br /> ==Religious Institutions==<br /> * [http://clcoch.com/ Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill]<br /> ** [http://www.seam-stpaul.org/ Southeast Asian Ministry]<br /> * [http://pilgrimbaptistchurch.org/ Pilgrim Bapist Church]<br /> * [http://www.mndawah.net Islamic Da'wah Center]<br /> * [http://mtolivetbaptistchurch.org/ Mt. Olivet Baptist Church]<br /> * [http://stagnes.net/ St. Agnes Catholic Church]<br /> * [http://www.stmatthewsluth.org/ St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church]<br /> * [http://www.saintpaulcitychurch.org/ St. Paul City Church]<br /> * [http://stpaulfellowship.org/ St. Paul Fellowship]<br /> * [http://www.saintstephanus.org St. Stephanus Lutheran Church]<br /> * [http://stadalbertchurch.org/ St. Adalbert Vietnamese Catholic Church]<br /> * [http://svdpchurch.org/ St. Vincent de Paul Hmong Catholic Church]<br /> ** [http://hanca.us Hmong American National Catholic Association]<br /> <br /> ==Local Media==<br /> Based in or covering Frogtown-area news and communities.<br /> * [http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/city/thomas-dale Twin Cities Daily Planet - Thomas Dale] or [http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/search/node/frogtown &quot;frogtown&quot; search]<br /> * [http://www.twincities.com/circare/html/sca_template.jsp?runSearch=true&amp;query=frogtown&amp;searchButton.x=0&amp;searchButton.y=0&amp;searchButton=Search&amp;view=entiresitesppublished Pioneer Press - Frogtown search]<br /> * [http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&amp;um=1&amp;cf=all&amp;ned=us&amp;hl=en&amp;q=frogtown+AND+St.+Paul+OR+Saint+Paul Google News - Local Search]<br /> * [http://www.aapress.com Asian American Press]<br /> * [http://www.hmongtoday.com/ Hmong Today]<br /> * [http://www.hmongtimes.com/ Hmong Times]<br /> *[http://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/ Midway Como Monitor]<br /> <br /> ==Government and Elected Officials==<br /> * [http://www.stpaul.gov/ City of St. Paul]<br /> * [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=2245 Melvin Carter, St. Paul City Council]<br /> * [http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/cb/district3/index.asp Janice Rettman], Ramsey County Board<br /> * [http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=65a Cy Thao], Minnesota House of Representatives<br /> * [http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/member_bio.php?district=65 Sandy Pappas], Minnesota Senate<br /> * [http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=2423 Crime Reports - District 7]<br /> <br /> ==Local Business==<br /> ''Must be located in Greater Frogtown Area.''<br /> * [http://hmongtownmarketplace.com Hmongtown Market]<br /> <br /> ==Other==<br /> * [http://frogtownforum.blogspot.com/ Frogtown Artist Cooperative Forum] and [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FFLAC/ E-mail list]<br /> * [http://saveourbizjobs.blogspot.com/ Save our Business and Jobs] - Light Rail Business Mitigation Advocates]</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Minneapolis_and_St._Paul_crime_data&diff=6023 Minneapolis and St. Paul crime data 2010-04-01T21:40:42Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently */</p> <hr /> <div>At the local [http://meetup.com/participation Transparency and Participation Meetup] on March 30, 2010, direct access to real-time crime data stood out as a common priority. In attendance were people involved with efforts to help victims of sexual assault, engage immigrant communities, share news via neighborhood blogs and forums, build community through neighborhood associations, and open government via legislation at the State Capitol. <br /> <br /> ==Examples From Other Communities==<br /> * [http://maps.ci.blaine.mn.us/geomoose/crimemapping.html Blaine], and [http://geoserver.ci.fridley.mn.us/geomoose/fridleypolice.html Fridley], Minnesota - Direct access provided by open source GeoMoose tool as [http://www.mngislis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=486 featured in this article].<br /> * [http://crimereport.com Hopkins and four other Minnesota Cities] - Access via CrimeReports.com<br /> * [http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1239,q,543308,mpdcNav_GID,1523,mpdcNav,%7C.asp Washington DC] They produce their own [http://crimemap.dc.gov crime-map from real-time data] from their [http://data.octo.dc.gov/Main_DataCatalog.aspx full data catalog]. The District's open data approach has enabled third parties to produce sites like [http://dc.everyblock.com/crime/ Everyblock for DC], [http://spotcrime.com/dc/washington SpotCrime DC], the [http://areyousafedc.com/ AreYouSafeDC iPhone App], and more.<br /> * [http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795 Portland, Oregon] - Includes [http://www.gis.ci.portland.or.us/maps/police/ CrimeMapper], [http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795&amp;a=203956 daily 911 Calls], and more.<br /> * Oakland, CA - Has independent [http://oakland.crimespotting.org/ Crimespotting], the city's official [http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch/ Crimewatch], and [http://spotcrime.com/ca/oakland SpotCrime].<br /> * Please add more example ...<br /> <br /> ==Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently == <br /> <br /> * [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/index.asp Minneapolis Police Department] - Currently provides an array of mostly &quot;human mediated&quot; information services including the very popular e-mail lists ([http://www.govdelivery.com/pdfs/Local_Minneapolis_Case_Study.pdf according to GovDelivery all 80 &quot;alert&quot; services (non-crime included) have 40,000 subscribers]) for [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/signup.asp crime bulletins from community policing specialists by sectors/precincts] (no web archive of alerts is known), [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/index.asp crime statistics], occasional [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/index.asp major crime alerts on the web], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/highlights.asp Weekly Highlights] (last one from January), [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/codefor/arrests.asp Weekly Crime and Arrest Statistics], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/codefor/index.asp Weekly Crime Maps by Precinct] and mostly department PR via the [http://local.nixle.com/minneapolis-police-department/ Nixle service]. This collective and complex set of options seems to indicate a strong interest in sharing information, but through intermediaries more so than the national trend to adopt open data approaches.<br /> <br /> * Surprise! [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul]. There is also a [http://ucrime.com/mn/university+of+minnesota+-+twin+cities U of M Minneapolis campus crime map]. NOTE: There appear to be some inconsistencies in what is shared for Minneapolis - like no assault data for S. Minneapolis in Feb. and Mar. while it does display if you back up to January. Very odd.<br /> <br /> <br /> ''What is missing from this list?''<br /> <br /> * 911 Calls<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Incident Reports<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Arrests<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Charges/Bookings<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Community Impact Statements<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Trial Information<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Convictions<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Parolees in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Sex Offenders in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> ==St. Paul - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently ==<br /> <br /> * [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=461 St. Paul Police Department] - Provides [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=674 crime statistics] including weekly reports to to [http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=2399 district councils], [http://local.nixle.com/saint-paul-police-department/ Nixle for some e-mail alerts], a [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Paul-MN/St-Paul-Police-Department/94537259165 Facebook Fan Page], and via the [http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=STPAUL city's comprehensive E-Subscriptions service] they have some alert options (it is not clear how they are different than the Nixle service nor do they appear to have automated e-mail lists used by community police specials like in Minneapolis.)<br /> <br /> * Surprise! - [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis]. <br /> <br /> <br /> ''What is missing from this list?''<br /> <br /> * 911 Calls<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Incident Reports<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Arrests<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Charges/Bookings<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Community Impact Statements<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Trial Information<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Convictions<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Parolees in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Sex Offenders in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> == Notes ==<br /> As more of us become aware of the direct, real-time crime and justice data and information promoting public safety available other communities, momentum will build for such services in our communities. It is important to point out that while helpful, monthly crime maps designed for print use, is not real-time data access. Real-time implies direct online access to the legally public information about what happened as soon as anyone else outside the police department or courts could gain access to that information through any channel. (If a television station can get the file, photo, form, etc. then so should everyone.)</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Minneapolis_and_St._Paul_crime_data&diff=6022 Minneapolis and St. Paul crime data 2010-04-01T18:08:00Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently */</p> <hr /> <div>At the local [http://meetup.com/participation Transparency and Participation Meetup] on March 30, 2010, direct access to real-time crime data stood out as a common priority. In attendance were people involved with efforts to help victims of sexual assault, engage immigrant communities, share news via neighborhood blogs and forums, build community through neighborhood associations, and open government via legislation at the State Capitol. <br /> <br /> ==Examples From Other Communities==<br /> * [http://maps.ci.blaine.mn.us/geomoose/crimemapping.html Blaine], and [http://geoserver.ci.fridley.mn.us/geomoose/fridleypolice.html Fridley], Minnesota - Direct access provided by open source GeoMoose tool as [http://www.mngislis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=486 featured in this article].<br /> * [http://crimereport.com Hopkins and four other Minnesota Cities] - Access via CrimeReports.com<br /> * [http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1239,q,543308,mpdcNav_GID,1523,mpdcNav,%7C.asp Washington DC] They produce their own [http://crimemap.dc.gov crime-map from real-time data] from their [http://data.octo.dc.gov/Main_DataCatalog.aspx full data catalog]. The District's open data approach has enabled third parties to produce sites like [http://dc.everyblock.com/crime/ Everyblock for DC], [http://spotcrime.com/dc/washington SpotCrime DC], the [http://areyousafedc.com/ AreYouSafeDC iPhone App], and more.<br /> * [http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795 Portland, Oregon] - Includes [http://www.gis.ci.portland.or.us/maps/police/ CrimeMapper], [http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795&amp;a=203956 daily 911 Calls], and more.<br /> * Oakland, CA - Has independent [http://oakland.crimespotting.org/ Crimespotting], the city's official [http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch/ Crimewatch], and [http://spotcrime.com/ca/oakland SpotCrime].<br /> * Please add more example ...<br /> <br /> ==Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently == <br /> <br /> * [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/index.asp Minneapolis Police Department] - Currently provides an array of mostly &quot;human mediated&quot; information services including the very popular e-mail lists ([http://www.govdelivery.com/pdfs/Local_Minneapolis_Case_Study.pdf according to GovDelivery all 80 &quot;alert&quot; services (non-crime included) have 40,000 subscribers]) for [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/signup.asp crime bulletins from community policing specialists by sectors/precincts] (no web archive of alerts is known), [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/index.asp crime statistics], occasional [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/index.asp crime alerts on the web], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/highlights.asp Weekly Highlights] (last one from January), and mostly department PR via the [http://local.nixle.com/minneapolis-police-department/ Nixle service]. This collective and complex set of options seems to indicate a strong interest in sharing information, but through intermediaries more so than the national trend to adopt open data approaches.<br /> <br /> * Surprise! [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul]. There is also a [http://ucrime.com/mn/university+of+minnesota+-+twin+cities U of M Minneapolis campus crime map]. NOTE: There appear to be some inconsistencies in what is shared for Minneapolis - like no assault data for S. Minneapolis in Feb. and Mar. while it does display if you back up to January. Very odd.<br /> <br /> <br /> ''What is missing from this list?''<br /> <br /> * 911 Calls<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Incident Reports<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Arrests<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Charges/Bookings<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Community Impact Statements<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Trial Information<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Convictions<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Parolees in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Sex Offenders in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> ==St. Paul - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently ==<br /> <br /> * [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=461 St. Paul Police Department] - Provides [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=674 crime statistics] including weekly reports to to [http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=2399 district councils], [http://local.nixle.com/saint-paul-police-department/ Nixle for some e-mail alerts], a [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Paul-MN/St-Paul-Police-Department/94537259165 Facebook Fan Page], and via the [http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=STPAUL city's comprehensive E-Subscriptions service] they have some alert options (it is not clear how they are different than the Nixle service nor do they appear to have automated e-mail lists used by community police specials like in Minneapolis.)<br /> <br /> * Surprise! - [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis]. <br /> <br /> <br /> ''What is missing from this list?''<br /> <br /> * 911 Calls<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Incident Reports<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Arrests<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Charges/Bookings<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Community Impact Statements<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Trial Information<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Convictions<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Parolees in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Sex Offenders in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> == Notes ==<br /> As more of us become aware of the direct, real-time crime and justice data and information promoting public safety available other communities, momentum will build for such services in our communities. It is important to point out that while helpful, monthly crime maps designed for print use, is not real-time data access. Real-time implies direct online access to the legally public information about what happened as soon as anyone else outside the police department or courts could gain access to that information through any channel. (If a television station can get the file, photo, form, etc. then so should everyone.)</div> 209.162.13.194 http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=Minneapolis_and_St._Paul_crime_data&diff=6021 Minneapolis and St. Paul crime data 2010-04-01T18:07:26Z <p>209.162.13.194: /* Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently */</p> <hr /> <div>At the local [http://meetup.com/participation Transparency and Participation Meetup] on March 30, 2010, direct access to real-time crime data stood out as a common priority. In attendance were people involved with efforts to help victims of sexual assault, engage immigrant communities, share news via neighborhood blogs and forums, build community through neighborhood associations, and open government via legislation at the State Capitol. <br /> <br /> ==Examples From Other Communities==<br /> * [http://maps.ci.blaine.mn.us/geomoose/crimemapping.html Blaine], and [http://geoserver.ci.fridley.mn.us/geomoose/fridleypolice.html Fridley], Minnesota - Direct access provided by open source GeoMoose tool as [http://www.mngislis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=486 featured in this article].<br /> * [http://crimereport.com Hopkins and four other Minnesota Cities] - Access via CrimeReports.com<br /> * [http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1239,q,543308,mpdcNav_GID,1523,mpdcNav,%7C.asp Washington DC] They produce their own [http://crimemap.dc.gov crime-map from real-time data] from their [http://data.octo.dc.gov/Main_DataCatalog.aspx full data catalog]. The District's open data approach has enabled third parties to produce sites like [http://dc.everyblock.com/crime/ Everyblock for DC], [http://spotcrime.com/dc/washington SpotCrime DC], the [http://areyousafedc.com/ AreYouSafeDC iPhone App], and more.<br /> * [http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795 Portland, Oregon] - Includes [http://www.gis.ci.portland.or.us/maps/police/ CrimeMapper], [http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795&amp;a=203956 daily 911 Calls], and more.<br /> * Oakland, CA - Has independent [http://oakland.crimespotting.org/ Crimespotting], the city's official [http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch/ Crimewatch], and [http://spotcrime.com/ca/oakland SpotCrime].<br /> * Please add more example ...<br /> <br /> ==Minneapolis - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently == <br /> <br /> * [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/index.asp Minneapolis Police Department] - Currently provides an array of mostly &quot;human mediated&quot; information services including the very popular e-mail lists ([http://www.govdelivery.com/pdfs/Local_Minneapolis_Case_Study.pdf according to GovDelivery all 80 &quot;alert&quot; services (non-crime included) have 40,000 subscribers]) for [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/signup.asp crime bulletins from community policing specialists by sectors/precincts] (no web archive of alerts is known), [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/index.asp crime statistics], occasional [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/index.asp crime alerts on the web], [http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crimealert/highlights.asp Weekly Highlights] (last one from January), and mostly department PR via the [http://local.nixle.com/minneapolis-police-department/ Nixle service]. This collective and complex set of options seems to indicate a strong interest in sharing information, but through intermediaries more so than the national trend to adopt open data approaches.<br /> <br /> * Surprise! [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul]. There is also a [http://ucrime.com/mn/university+of+minnesota+-+twin+cities U of M Minneapolis campus crime map]. NOTE: There appear to be some inconsistencies in what is shared - like no assault data for S. Minneapolis in Feb. and Mar. while it does display if you back up to January. Very odd.<br /> <br /> <br /> ''What is missing from this list?''<br /> <br /> * 911 Calls<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Incident Reports<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Arrests<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Charges/Bookings<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Community Impact Statements<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Trial Information<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Convictions<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Parolees in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Sex Offenders in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> ==St. Paul - Current Data Sources, Description, How to Access Currently ==<br /> <br /> * [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=461 St. Paul Police Department] - Provides [http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=674 crime statistics] including weekly reports to to [http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=2399 district councils], [http://local.nixle.com/saint-paul-police-department/ Nixle for some e-mail alerts], a [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Paul-MN/St-Paul-Police-Department/94537259165 Facebook Fan Page], and via the [http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=STPAUL city's comprehensive E-Subscriptions service] they have some alert options (it is not clear how they are different than the Nixle service nor do they appear to have automated e-mail lists used by community police specials like in Minneapolis.)<br /> <br /> * Surprise! - [http://spotcrime.com/mn/st.+paul St. Paul on SpotCrime] - In the process of compiling examples above, we discovered unknown to pretty much everyone, that SpotCrime somehow has access to '''some''' of the data we want open for all for a number of [http://spotcrime.com/mn Minnesota cities] including [http://spotcrime.com/mn/minneapolis Minneapolis]. <br /> <br /> <br /> ''What is missing from this list?''<br /> <br /> * 911 Calls<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Incident Reports<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Arrests<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Charges/Bookings<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Community Impact Statements<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Trial Information<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Convictions<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Parolees in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Sex Offenders in Community<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> * Crime Statistics/Trends - Reported, solved, unsolved, etc.<br /> ** Database Name:<br /> ** Description:<br /> ** Current Access:<br /> <br /> == Notes ==<br /> As more of us become aware of the direct, real-time crime and justice data and information promoting public safety available other communities, momentum will build for such services in our communities. It is important to point out that while helpful, monthly crime maps designed for print use, is not real-time data access. Real-time implies direct online access to the legally public information about what happened as soon as anyone else outside the police department or courts could gain access to that information through any channel. (If a television station can get the file, photo, form, etc. then so should everyone.)</div> 209.162.13.194