Hello cyber visitor, welcome! My name is Despina, I’m an Australian and a government employee and I’ve started this blog because as a researcher on the policy implications of Web 2.0 and citizen engagement by government, I thought I should take the practical plunge into blogging. I’m an enthusiastic exponent of using the web to expand public sector communications and in particular, to explore the potential for enhanced dialogue with citizens on policy and priority setting in government. This little blog is a platform for me to share what I can (and there are restrictions given my government role) but more importantly, to learn about e-participatory developments from you. Let’s talk, share and collaborate on all things e-empowerment! I welcome your contribution on this theme.
Categories: Public Sector
Tags: Citizen Engagement, Web 2.0
A simple discussion on the various options relating to Apps etc
Categories: Citizen Engagement, Innovation
Check out this new Social Media Guide
Categories: Innovation, Web 2.0
This recent report from Morgan Stanley analyst, Mary Meeker is excellent. It highlights the huge take up of Smartphones and online video as dominant trends among other very interesting trends.
Really excited to announce that our little collaboration with Victorian Electoral Commission and Deloitte has produced fruit! I was the initiator of a collaboration to create a simple App for the iPhone to help Victorians easily locate a voting centre (including details for early voting options) plus simple result details relating to the upcoming Victorian state election. The collaboration was a great example of innovation in action because we did the whole thing from initial research and concept to production in 6 weeks! And it was a truly collaborative project with much goodwill, enthusiasm and generosity from all those who gave of their time and expertise to get it done in record time due to the fixed date of the election. The hashtag is #vicvotes and the review below tells you more. Please visit the site.
Categories: Government 2.0
Tags: Citizen Engagement, online dialogue
A great set of slides to help you think around online engagement