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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 GMT1482 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
article Tools

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 GMT1365 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 GMT2794 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 GMT2462 views
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Towards Distributed Citizen Participation: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods
Micro-Participation Connects Citizens to Their Governments
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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 GMT1488 views
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Micro-Participation Connects Citizens to Their Governments
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 GMT710 views
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The Citizens Agenda: making election coverage more useful
Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again
document Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT2331 views
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Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again
Crowdsourcing the Public Participation Process for Planning Projects
article Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT1309 views
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Crowdsourcing the Public Participation Process for Planning Projects
A 3D Play for Citizen Planning
document Tools

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 GMT1125 views
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A 3D Play for Citizen Planning
Citizen science: Volunteers analyze images in crowdsourced scallop research project
article Distributed Knowledge

Anonymous volunteers with SubseaObservers.com are helping assess sea scallop populations in the Mid-Atlantic as part of a citizen science project organized by UD researchers. "It's...

Adam FrazerMar 31, 2013 09:54 am GMT1787 views
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Citizen science: Volunteers analyze images in crowdsourced scallop research project
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 GMT484 views
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Placing citizens at the heart of citizen science
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 GMT10510 views
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In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens' Smarts
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT2948 views
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In Search of Ideas: How Counties and Towns are Trying to Tap Citizens' Smarts
2010 Open Government Data Benchmark Study
document Distributed Knowledge

Open Data in government is a part of a growing movement where enlightened policy encourages the use of cloud computing, web 2.0 and social technologies to promote government transparency and...

Fritz SchaeferApr 22, 2011 01:24 pm GMT2139 views
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2010 Open Government Data Benchmark Study
Small World News
site Distributed Knowledge / Citizen Journalism

Small World News focuses on developing the capacity of citizens to engage with the international community in crisis areas and conflict zones. Small World News is about empowering global...

Marco TorquatiMay 29, 2011 08:03 am GMT763 views
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Small World News
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 GMT2949 views
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Crowdsourcing Based Online Citizen Project May Have Found New Planets
Patients Participate!
document Distributed Knowledge

The Patients Participate! project funded by the JISC, sought to explore whether lay summaries could assist in the wider understanding of health related information and whether the crowd sourced lay...

Samuel BennettOct 20, 2011 08:58 am GMT861 views
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Patients Participate!
As Canada Searches for its Open Government Partnership Commitments: A Proposal
document Distributed Knowledge

It is worth letting readers know that there are some criteria for making commitments. Specifically, any commitment must tackle at least one of the five “core" challenges: improve public...

Jayne AnnOct 30, 2011 11:45 am GMT928 views
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As Canada Searches for its Open Government Partnership Commitments: A Proposal
Micro-Leaks
site Distributed Knowledge / Citizen Journalism

Micro-Leaks.Com is a powerful tool that enables citizens to flag issues of public interest including cases of illegal or anti-social activity, corruption, graft, scams and so on - quickly, safely...

Nitin KapoorNov 09, 2011 11:32 am GMT1436 views
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Micro-Leaks
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 GMT1654 views
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From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science
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