Tag Archives: Social Media

The GovLab’s Open Governance Twitter Lists

To help map the field and provide a means for monitoring important developments, the GovLab has created a curated collection of Twitter lists featuring key open governance players and thinkers. The full Open Governance list includes over 150 must-follow accounts from across sectors and discipline areas. Twitter users can follow the full list and/or keep […]

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Worldbank’s Jim Yong Kim: We must open and share our “most prized possession – knowledge”…

During the at Annual Meetings Plenary of the World Bank yesterday, its President Jim Yong Kim gave a speech announcing several changes “to align the staff, finances, and priorities of the global institution to meet the twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the […]

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A new vocabulary for the 21st Century: Socialstructing

Marina Gorbis, executive director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), recently released her new book entitled The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World. According to the IFTF website, the book “offers an inspiring portrayal of how new technologies are giving individuals so much power to connect and share resources that networks […]

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A new vocabulary for the 21st Century: “working anarchy” and “peer mutualism”

Since the 1990s, Yochai Benkler ,who is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, has been instrumental in documenting (and advocating for) the economic and societal value of an information commons and decentralized ways of collaboration, especially as it applies to innovation. Both his books “The Penguin and the Leviathan: How […]

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A new vocabulary for the 21st Century: Datafication

Kenneth Neil Cukier, data-editor at the Economist and co-author of  “Big Data”: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (listen to an interview with Kenneth on NPR) recently explained at Big Think a new term that describes how data mediates our lives : Datafication. “Datafication refers to the fact that we’re looking […]

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A new vocabulary for the 21st Century: Datafication

Kenneth Neil Cukier, data-editor at the Economist and co-author of  “Big Data”: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (listen to an interview with Kenneth on NPR) recently explained at Big Think a new term that describes how data mediates our lives : Datafication. “Datafication refers to the fact that we’re looking […]

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Genius Unlocked

Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and  the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, has written a new book called Divided Nations: Why Global Governance Is Failing, And What We Can Do About It.  The book describes the failure of global governance, as we know it, to deal […]

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Participation, Social Media and Effectiveness of Governance – Compilation of recent findings

Some recent quotes on the issues of participation vs. effectiveness and the potential of social media to transform governance…: Allissa Black reviews the City of Oakland’s Sunshine Ordinance and concludes: “The current legal and policy framework for participation does not match the expectations and capacities of residents; it pre-dates widespread use of the Internet, by […]

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Recap: Open Gov and Social Media Week New York

During Social Media Week in New York, several conversations touched on changing governance using new technologies: A fireside chat between Professors Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and Beth Noveck,  founder of GovLab and author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, […]

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New Findings: The Potential and Challenge of Using New Technologies to Transform Governance

In “Globalization of E-government: Open Government as a Global Agenda, Benefits, Limitations and Ways Forward,” Maxat Kassen studies the recent history of e-governance programs, like the U.S. data repository Data.gov, to determine the best practices and central challenges for the inevitable development of new global open government initiatives.

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