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A new listing of Facebook Groups and LinkedIn Groups is below.
 
A new listing of Facebook Groups and LinkedIn Groups is below.
  
==Mailing Lists - National by Country==
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==Most Active Online Groups==
 
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* [http://facebook.com/groups/opengovgroup Int'l - Open Government and Civic Technology Facebook Group]
 
* [http://facebook.com/groups/opengovgroup Int'l - Open Government and Civic Technology Facebook Group]
 
* [https://groups.google.com/a/codeforamerica.org/forum/#!forum/brigade US - Code for America Brigade] - See [http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/brigades local Brigade sites] for local online groups like [http://www.meetup.com/betanyc/messages/archive/ BetaNYC], [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twin-cities-brigade Open Twin Cities], etc.
 
* [https://groups.google.com/a/codeforamerica.org/forum/#!forum/brigade US - Code for America Brigade] - See [http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/brigades local Brigade sites] for local online groups like [http://www.meetup.com/betanyc/messages/archive/ BetaNYC], [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twin-cities-brigade Open Twin Cities], etc.
 
* [https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/mailman/listinfo/developers-public UK - mySociety.org List]
 
* [https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/mailman/listinfo/developers-public UK - mySociety.org List]
* [http://www.w3.org/egov Int'l -  W3C eGovernment Interest Group]
 
 
* [https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech Int'l - Liberation Tech]
 
* [https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech Int'l - Liberation Tech]
 
* Open Government Partnership - [http://www.ogphub.org/profile/ Civil Society] - [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pmo-network Parliamentary Monitoring] - [https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/ogp--us-civil-society-working-group- US] - [http://lists.openrightsgroup.org/mailman/listinfo/ogp-cs-uk UK]
 
* Open Government Partnership - [http://www.ogphub.org/profile/ Civil Society] - [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pmo-network Parliamentary Monitoring] - [https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/ogp--us-civil-society-working-group- US] - [http://lists.openrightsgroup.org/mailman/listinfo/ogp-cs-uk UK]
* [http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs US - Sunlight Labs]
 
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Int'l - Digital Inclusion] - DigitalDivide@ Reborn
 
* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Int'l - Digital Inclusion] - DigitalDivide@ Reborn
 
* [http://fairsay.com/networks/ecampaigning-forum Int'l/UK - E-Campaigning Forum]
 
* [http://fairsay.com/networks/ecampaigning-forum Int'l/UK - E-Campaigning Forum]
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* [http://opendata.stackexchange.com/ Open Data Stack Exchange]
 
* [http://opendata.stackexchange.com/ Open Data Stack Exchange]
 
* Reddit - [http://www.reddit.com/r/sunlight Sunlight] - [http://www.reddit.com/r/opendata Open Data Reddit] - [http://www.reddit.com/r/datasets Datasets]
 
* Reddit - [http://www.reddit.com/r/sunlight Sunlight] - [http://www.reddit.com/r/opendata Open Data Reddit] - [http://www.reddit.com/r/datasets Datasets]
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* Open Government Google Community
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* Government 2.0 LinkedIn Group
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==Mailing Lists - National by Country==
  
 
'''More'''
 
'''More'''
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/sunlightlabs US - Sunlight Labs]
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* [http://www.w3.org/egov Int'l -  W3C eGovernment Interest Group]
 
* [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp Int'l/US - CityCamp Exchange]
 
* [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp Int'l/US - CityCamp Exchange]
 
* [http://dowire.org/x Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange] (and [http://dowire.org Newswire])
 
* [http://dowire.org/x Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange] (and [http://dowire.org Newswire])
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* [http://govloop.com US GovLoop Social Net] - Specific groups:
 
* [http://govloop.com US GovLoop Social Net] - Specific groups:
 
** [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]
 
** [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]
 
  
 
==Project Specific==
 
==Project Specific==

Revision as of 07:52, 21 August 2014

Online groups for connecting people interested in the use of technology for government transparency, public participation, collaboration, and community building. Please add the "two-way" places with real life to them.

E-Democracy.org directly hosts some key spaces, the new Open Government and Civic Technology Facebook Group for general open government/transparency/participation discussion, Digital Inclusion, and Locals Online for hosts of local online forums/blogs/social networking groups.

As part of our educational mission, we monitor most of these spaces and forward notable content via the Democracies Online Newswire and @democracy on Twitter.

A new listing of Facebook Groups and LinkedIn Groups is below.

Most Active Online Groups

Mailing Lists - National by Country

More

Project Specific

  • Poplus
  • Civic Data Standards
  • Google Civic Information API
  • DemocracyMap
  • Need to add links

IRC Channels

  • #codeforamerica
  • #sunlightlabs
  • #mschat (mySociety)
  • #openplans
  • #localwiki
  • #openparliament
  • #opennews
  • #poplus

Facebook Groups

LinkedIn Groups

Twitter Hashtags to Watch

Country Specific Hashtags

Local by City/State/Province

For the multi-city online group, see CityCamp.

Many more to add ...

Background

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.

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.

 

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