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Participation 3.0 is our new next generation local online civic engagement initiative.
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'''Participation 3.0 - Social media in local public life for inclusive engagement, transparency and problem-solving.'''
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Participation 3.0 was E-Democracy.org's next generation local online civic engagement initiative in 2010-11.
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It represents a new and third wave of activity since our founding in 1994. Today, we seek to connect local people everywhere with the best ideas and opportunities for inclusive local online civic engagement.
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==Updates==
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'''''Stay Informed'''''
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* [http://e-democracy.org/news E-Newsletter] - Receive ~monthly major updates via our e-mail newsletter.
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'''''Get Involved'''''
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects volunteer online group] - The place to join for general involvement.
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* Join the online input and working groups of interest below.
  
* Read our [http://e-democracy.org/files/p3outline.pdf detailed discussion draft], [http://e-democracy.org/files/p3slides.pdf slides] and [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/488 related blog post]
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==Initiatives==
* Join our [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/projects Projects online group] to get involved as we ramp this effort up
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* For major updates, sign-up for our general [http://e-democracy.org/news e-mail newsletter] and watch our [http://blog.e-democracy.org project blog].
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The four emerging funded projects within this initiative are (DRAFT TEXT):
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The six projects/proposals are:
  
* [[Participation 3.0 Big Ideas]] - An outreach and convening effort to gather the best "next generation online civic engagement" ideas for local communities and move them forward.
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* [[Inclusive Social Media]] in Local Public Life
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** Our essential and unique "digital inclusion for community voices" effort to deepen our [http://e-democracy.org/if Issues Forum] start-up efforts in the lower income, highly diverse, high immigrant neighborhoods.
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** Join the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/inclusion Digital Inclusion Network] online group focused on inclusion
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** Join [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locals Locals Online] to connect with hosts of local blogs, social network, and forums/e-mail lists
  
* '''Participation 3.0 Outreach and Convening''' - The result will be a multi-year, multi-funder next generation online "locally everywhere" civic engagement initiative gathering ideas and talent broadly from around the United States and beyond that builds on our 15+ years of experience. We currently have funding for a deep focus on gathering input from Minneapolis as a "national test bed" and are interested in funding that will allow us more deeply engage St. Paul and Greater Minnesota. With our growing neighborhood Issues Forums network and the potential of electronic block clubs we can reach a greater percentage of the public with online civic engagement than just about anyone in the world. Most good ideas need real people to test them out - we have the actual critical mass of "e-participants" and you have the ideas/tools/resources ... so let's connect these strengths and discover what really works and can be technologically designed to roll out nationally or globally for local communities everywhere or what needs to simply be done one community at a time by documenting and spreading best practices. Our first national convening effort will assist the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/citycamp CityCamp gathering in Chicago in late January, 2010].
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* [[BeNeighbors]] - Neighbor-to-Neighbor Innovations
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** A radical proposal to serve millions (someday) with dynamic small group private neighbor to neighbor connections online
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** Join the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/neighborly online working group]
  
* '''Public Meetings''' - A model open and transparent "Participation 3.0" effort to design an open standard for distributing public meeting notices, agendas, documents, etc. across the Web 2.0 world. We will jump start explorations with an open specification on a future "PublicMeetings.org" data network and an "AgendaNow.org" data scraping effort that quickly builds a Minneapolitan-centered prototype. Quickly demonstrating the power of a geo-aware tool for personalized alerts about upcoming public meetings from the [[Minneapolis public meetings|dozens of public bodies that serve Minneapolis]] will build momentum for a useful open standard for direct use by government technology providers and government websites. AgendaNow.org may include features that encourage public comments and rating of comments on upcoming meeting agenda items. This will test our proposed open source-style design process to bring together democracy/participation experts, government staff/interest elected officials, and technologists/geeks in a group process that leads to the most effective results that actually serves the greatest public good with a sustainable "move the field" design as an end goal.
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* [http://forums.e-democracy.org/about/services/ EngageI] - The Engagement Initiative - Proposed
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** Creatively making online engagement services available to smaller organizations through a pool of international talent (for now see our list of consulting [[services]])
  
* '''Diverse Communities Issues Forums''' - Over the next 15 months we will deepen our Issues Forum start-up efforts in the lower income, high immigrant [http://e-democracy.org/cr Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis] and the [http://e-democracy.org/frogtown Greater Frogtown neighborhood in St. Paul.] These forums serve the kinds of neighborhoods that appear to least likely to have local community building efforts that use social media while around the nation, wealthier, more homogeneous areas are benefiting from a mix of neighborhood e-mail lists, blogs, Ning sites, or Facebook Groups. From gathering lessons on effective community outreach (working pretty well) to our newly identified priority of building content and forum engagement that reflects the diversity of those successfully recruited, this work is being watched around the world because it seems to be a nut that no one has cracked. What good is online engagement if it simply helps those communities that need the least relative help while completely passing over those diverse/lower income areas that could benefit the most. We are also seeking funding to include our Native American majority rural Minnesota [http://e-democracy.org/cl Cass Lake Leech Lake] community Issues Forum is this enhanced effort. Emerging lessons are well documented on our project blog.
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* [[Public Meetings]]
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** A model open and transparent "Participation 3.0" effort to liberate public meeting agendas from obscurity. This model will test and inform the open source-style specification process that will be fully deployed in the full multi-year effort.
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** Join the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/publicmeetings Technical Working Group]
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** Join the technology-based [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locallab LocalLabs] online group
  
* '''Local Who Represents Me? - Who Won''' - The problem - most national "who represents me" look-ups stop at the state legislative level and all of them only list directory information on how to engage in private communication with those officials versus opportunities for public engagement. As resources allow, this will be a future "local everywhere" effort that first focuses on Minneapolis (deeply) and Minnesota (only based on readily available data) that demonstrates how to enhance the "Who is on my ballot?" data we've used with [http://myballot.net MyBallot.Net] since 2002 with data about who won (results) and the term of service. We plan to combine that data with a mix of "crowd sourced" how to effectively participate guide information (particularly for special use in our diverse Issues Forum areas) and Google/social media searches. In short, we want to connect constituents with elected officials in online public spaces across the "Web 2.0" world (or simply put, help someone "friend" their city council member on Facebook). We also seek to work with the Voting Information Project to encourage more state and local election offices to participate in that crucial standardization and data sharing effort. We will work to include results/who won fields in their schema in order to lower the cost across the field for creating local and national locally inclusive elected official look-ups across the United States.
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* [[DemocracyMap]] - Local [[Who Represents Me]]? Experiment
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** The problem - most national "who represents me" look-ups stop at the state legislature and they only list directory information on how to engage in private communication with those officials versus opportunities for public engagement.
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** Join the [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/democracymap Technical Working Group]
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** Join the technology-based [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/locallab LocalLabs] online group
  
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* [[Next Generation Ideas]]
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** Our Participation 3.0 convening effort to gather "next generation online civic engagement" ideas for local communities and move the best, most inclusive, ideas forward over the long-run.
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** [[Sunshine 2.0]] - Our collaboration with the League of Women Voters on local government support for democracy online
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** Join the online [http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/ideas3 Input Group]
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** Join the ongoing [http://e-democracy.org/citycamp CityCamp Exchange] where we will also gather ideas.
  
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==Background==
  
''The highly interactive Internet 1.0 + Web 2.0 = Participation 3.0''
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* In mid-2009 we circulated a [http://e-democracy.org/files/p3outline.pdf discussion draft] and [http://e-democracy.org/files/p3slides.pdf slides] with this [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/488 related blog post]. This shaped successful requests for 15 months start-up funding which will be announced in January 2010. [http://e-democracy.org/about Extensive background on E-Democracy.org] is available.

Latest revision as of 11:25, 22 March 2016

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Participation 3.0 - Social media in local public life for inclusive engagement, transparency and problem-solving.

Participation 3.0 was E-Democracy.org's next generation local online civic engagement initiative in 2010-11.

It represents a new and third wave of activity since our founding in 1994. Today, we seek to connect local people everywhere with the best ideas and opportunities for inclusive local online civic engagement.

Updates

Stay Informed

Get Involved

Initiatives

The six projects/proposals are:

  • Inclusive Social Media in Local Public Life
    • Our essential and unique "digital inclusion for community voices" effort to deepen our Issues Forum start-up efforts in the lower income, highly diverse, high immigrant neighborhoods.
    • Join the Digital Inclusion Network online group focused on inclusion
    • Join Locals Online to connect with hosts of local blogs, social network, and forums/e-mail lists
  • BeNeighbors - Neighbor-to-Neighbor Innovations
    • A radical proposal to serve millions (someday) with dynamic small group private neighbor to neighbor connections online
    • Join the online working group
  • EngageI - The Engagement Initiative - Proposed
    • Creatively making online engagement services available to smaller organizations through a pool of international talent (for now see our list of consulting services)
  • Public Meetings
    • A model open and transparent "Participation 3.0" effort to liberate public meeting agendas from obscurity. This model will test and inform the open source-style specification process that will be fully deployed in the full multi-year effort.
    • Join the Technical Working Group
    • Join the technology-based LocalLabs online group
  • DemocracyMap - Local Who Represents Me? Experiment
    • The problem - most national "who represents me" look-ups stop at the state legislature and they only list directory information on how to engage in private communication with those officials versus opportunities for public engagement.
    • Join the Technical Working Group
    • Join the technology-based LocalLabs online group
  • Next Generation Ideas
    • Our Participation 3.0 convening effort to gather "next generation online civic engagement" ideas for local communities and move the best, most inclusive, ideas forward over the long-run.
    • Sunshine 2.0 - Our collaboration with the League of Women Voters on local government support for democracy online
    • Join the online Input Group
    • Join the ongoing CityCamp Exchange where we will also gather ideas.

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