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Kenya: Social Media Used To Increase Citizen Participation In Election
article Distributed Knowledge

Uchaguzi is built on the Ushahidi crowdsourcing platform, which emerged during the post-election crisis in January 2008. Nearly 45,000 Kenyans contributed to Ushahidi over twitter, SMS, email and...

Samuel BennettMar 01, 2013 03:28 am GMT1616 views
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Kenya: Social Media Used To Increase Citizen Participation In Election
In Zambia, a Phone App Allows Citizens to Participate in Drafting Their Constitution
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Zambia is in the process of writing a constitution that will reflect the aspiration of the people.The government has created a phone app that allows people to read the draft,sharing and commenting...

Fiona MaresNov 06, 2012 01:57 pm GMT1472 views
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In Zambia, a Phone App Allows Citizens to Participate in Drafting Their Constitution
Crowdsourcing in Local Governments
article Tools

In order to fix the gap between government and citizen, there are four necessary components that need to be in place: 1. A platform that knows how to get data into and out of a city’s...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 12, 2013 12:39 pm GMT3221 views
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Crowdsourcing in Local Governments
Towards Distributed Citizen Participation: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods
document Distributed Knowledge

Several specific lessons arise from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods: Low Hurdles to Participation Distribute across Multiple Platforms Generate a Sense of Community Allow...

Adam FrazerOct 30, 2011 09:21 am GMT3177 views
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Towards Distributed Citizen Participation: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods
The Citizens Agenda: making election coverage more useful
document Distributed Knowledge

What the voters want the candidates to be discussing is not a static thing, nor is it easy to determine. So we will have to keep working at it until we get it right, which is part of the reason The...

Jason RobbinsDec 08, 2011 09:52 am GMT824 views
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The Citizens Agenda: making election coverage more useful
Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again
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Recently Open Innovation platforms have started to address this disconnect and are providing an easy access to participate in making government cool again.

Samuel BennettJan 08, 2012 02:11 pm GMT2874 views
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Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again
A 3D Play for Citizen Planning
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MinStad, or "MyCity," is a localized version of Google Earth where residents can zoom in and around the city to identify places where better transit access is needed, or where...

Pablo BracciniJun 27, 2012 02:02 pm GMT1267 views
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A 3D Play for Citizen Planning
Placing citizens at the heart of citizen science
article Distributed Knowledge

Citizen science has great potential for enabling a more participatory democracy, where everyone has the chance to contribute thoughts on how science – and science-related policymaking – is done....

Samuel BennettJan 07, 2014 05:38 am GMT681 views
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Placing citizens at the heart of citizen science
TU launches TroutBlitz, a citizen-science effort to catalog wild and native trout
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Trout Unlimited launched TroutBlitz, a citizen-science initiative aimed at enlisting everyday anglers to help the organization catalog and map healthy populations of wild and native trout all...

Fiona MaresJul 06, 2014 11:40 am GMT821 views
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TU launches TroutBlitz, a citizen-science effort to catalog wild and native trout
Seven Great Citizen Science Projects
Distributed Knowledge

Many scientific advancements in prior centuries can be attributed to a single individual or, at most, two to three people that have either independently or jointly innovated. However, advances in technology, global communications and social interactions have meant that the 21st century will be recognized as the century where mass collaboration changes the paradigm.


Citizen Science has become more of a differentiator as scientists are now turning to crowdsourcing to engage large communities of home scientists to help process vast amounts of data and to draw accurate conclusions from scientific research. 

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Cristina CaineJan 06, 2011 08:37 am GMT11692 views
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In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens' Smarts
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Ideation platforms are as effective as the effort that goes into stimulating response on them. Regardless of social standing of education, a human being that is motivated to act and express his or...

Martha LukeMar 19, 2011 12:53 am GMT3117 views
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In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens' Smarts
Crowdsourcing Based Online Citizen Project May Have Found New Planets
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

Planet Hunter was primarily aimed at providing a platform for all interested people who wanted to assist professional astronomers in their analysis of the light emitted by 150,000 stars, and look...

Benjamin FosselSep 23, 2011 07:32 am GMT3063 views
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Crowdsourcing Based Online Citizen Project May Have Found New Planets
Micro-Participation Connects Citizens to Their Governments
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Here’s a few key concepts to remember while developing public engagement effort: *Value their time *Streamline engagement *Get more for less *Take it to the next level

Tim SatterthwaiteNov 19, 2011 11:11 pm GMT1629 views
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Micro-Participation Connects Citizens to Their Governments
From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science
document Distributed Knowledge

Citizen science is a form of research collaboration involving members of the public in scientific research projects to address real-world problems.Often organized as a virtual collaboration,...

Sebastian BlancaJan 23, 2012 12:41 pm GMT1841 views
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From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science
To Understand the City’s Budget, Write It
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Last year, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the city launched a citywide engagement process to get citizens to participate in drafting the sort of budget they wanted for their city, an effort...

Jason RobbinsFeb 06, 2012 12:43 am GMT1177 views
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To Understand the City’s Budget, Write It
Bordeaux citizens design bike for city-wide rental scheme
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The City of Bordeaux asked residents to submit their ideas for a new bike design through the official City of Bordeaux je participe micro-site, with more than 300 respondents taking part.Designer...

Benjamin FosselApr 09, 2012 01:10 pm GMT2976 views
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Bordeaux citizens design bike for city-wide rental scheme
New Social Network Crowdsources Better Neighborhoods
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Once an idea has gathered some steam, the Neighborland community identifies achievable goals and fuels a discussion about how to accomplish them. "We are providing residents, neighborhood...

Benjamin FosselApr 25, 2012 08:06 am GMT1120 views
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New Social Network Crowdsources Better Neighborhoods
Crowdsourcing the Public Participation Process for Planning Projects
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Public involvement is a central concern for urban planners, but the challenge for planners is how best to implement such programs, given many difficulties inherent in the typical public involvement...

Daren C. BrabhamMay 24, 2012 11:06 am GMT1505 views
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Crowdsourcing the Public Participation Process for Planning Projects
Community Visioning Initiatives or General Elections?
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This article/post presents the comparison between Community Visioning Initiatives and General Elections as a comparison between what is provided in the article about the citizen participation...

Stefan PastiJun 27, 2012 10:27 pm GMT1615 views
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Community Visioning Initiatives or General Elections?
Citizen Science -- How it Differs from 'Traditional' Science
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

What sets citizen science projects apart from "traditional" science projects? What sets them apart from each other? New research aims to find out.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 10, 2012 12:50 pm GMT9749 views
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