List of groups
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.
Local by City
For the multi-city online group, see CityCamp.
- Chicago OpenGov List - Meetup
- Los Angeles Gov 2.0 Discussion/Twitter
- Minneapolis - Transparency and Participation Meetup
- New York City - Open Government NYC List - Meetup
- Providence, RI - Mashable City List
- San Francisco - OpenSF Blog
- Toronto - DataTo - List
National by Country
- Int'l - Democracies Online Exchange (and Newswire)
- Int'l - Technology for Transparency Network
- Int'l - Participatory Budgeting
- Int'l - US/UK/NZ+ E-Democracy.org Projects Online Group/List
- Int'l - W3C eGovernment Interest Group
- Int'l - Open Knowledge Foundation E-List
- Australia - Gov 2.0 List
- Canada - Visible Government List
- Canada - Change Camp List
- Germany - Open Data Network List
- New Zealand - Open Govt Data List
- UK - mySociety.org List
- UK - E-Campaigning Forum
- UK "Camps" Lists - LocalGovCamp. Talk About Local
- UK - Idea Local Gov Communities of Practice - Social Media and Online Collaboration.
- US - Placebloggers
- US - Sunlight Labs
- US - CityCamp Exchange
- US - Citizens for Open Government
- US - Transparency Bloggers
- US GovLoop Social Net - Specific groups:
- US Poliparse
- US Open Government Directive Discussion List
- US Participatory Budgeting List
- US Sunshine Bloggers
- US Sunlight - The Open House Project List
- US "Camps" Lists - Transparency Camp, Participation/eDemocracy Camp, Gov 2.0 Camp, Public Media
- #citycamp - Local gov 2.0, participation, transparency
- #edem - All things "e-democracy"
- #gov20 - Government 2.0
- #opengov - Open Government
- #opendata - Open Government Data
- #hyperlocal - Hyper Local Content
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.