digital democracy

The problem with "digital democracy" can be synthesized down to the willingness by those in power within the Bush and Obama administrations (and later, Google) to embrace the incomplete musings of a naïve young man -- Jared Cohen -- about issues he was ill-positioned to proffer.
"Remember, these negotiators at le Bourget have not been elected," argues Katya Petrikevich, program assistant for Democracy
After letting many of the petitions languish on WhiteHouse.gov, the Obama administration has finally cleared its backlog.
The official policy received support and praise from representatives on both sides of the aisle, as well as open government
By deploying all-weather beacons throughout the park and integrating the beacons with a unique smart phone app as well as an Apple Watch app, our mobile platform will make it possible for the park to deliver interactive, auditory and haptic alerts and instructions to park visitors.
So how could tech transform the way we relate to government? I spoke with Rodgers about her vision for digital democracy
Interacting with Congress has more in common with going to the DMV than opening an Uber app. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wa.) thinks that's a problem. The chair of the House Republican Conference told the 2015 Personal Democracy Forum in New York City on Friday that the Congress of the future will embrace technology the same way the private sector has over the past decade.
This online tool for the digital age will give advocacy groups fighting for veterans, the homeless, and foster children, the ability to easily keep tabs on where lawmakers stand on issues important to them.
If voters care about myriad issues, and see elections as an effective forum in which they can act upon those issues, why have they stopped racing to the ballot box?
As an educator who focuses on ways to support youth civic engagement, I love those speeches. But, they do leave me wondering, if this is a goal we laud on graduation day, why aren't students asked to focus on this more during high school?
Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom joins Josh on set to discuss his opinions on the drug war and marijuana laws.
Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom joins Josh on set to discuss how we've lost sight of the importance of the voice of citizens when it comes to the government.
Our country is founded on great moments. A great moment is now upon us to leverage technology and change politics to accommodate the demands of the emerging digital democracy.
As the Arab Spring continues to roar, many African governments have begun taking strong stances on Internet freedoms, even before most of their populations have had the chance to experience the free and open Internet.
In late January, I joined the City of New York, focusing on how our citizens and government communicate and work together online. My first step in preparing our strategy is to examine how the public currently uses digital technology.
TurboVote aims to collect $25,000 by Nov. 2 in order to cover operational costs. According to the Atlantic, they are using
Instantly networked communications allow anybody see whatever they want and tomorrow's public exercise in democracy will be the first example of a massively transparent election.
While traditional media have disparaged blogs as being unreliable, that chaotic, unmediated world known as "the blogosphere" has led the way in ferreting truth from falsehood.