In order to foster better dialogue between government agencies and the individuals they serve, encourage and foster the use of Social Media. Reduce the restrictions currently placed on government employees in accessing various social media sites, and allow departments and individuals to extend the voice of the government to the people through various new media outlets. For those agencies dealing with public health messaging... more »
There's a link between money, speech and the ability to participate. Political MicroDonation (under $1) with Electoral/Geographic Networking is vital for scaling representation. Especially in grassroots issue or legislative lobbying and for new candidates and ideas. It's the Power of Small Money, Large Numbers & Immediate Feedback! It's a fundamental of speech and association. (Chagora is NOT Monetized via any addition... more »
Let Simon Decide (http://www.LetSimonDecide.com) is an online decision support system based on artificial intelligence (AI), rules, social networking and decision science fundamentals. It helps define the decision making criteria and brainstorm variable and issues that affect the decision.
The Privacy Act is a very important, technology-neutral law that helps ensure accountability and transparency when personal information is collected by government agencies. The goal is not to limit the use of technology; it is to help ensure that new technology is used in a way to protect democratic values. Social media, such as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, offer exciting new opportunities for public participation... more »