Well, sort of. I think developments like the Widget API will make it easier for government bodies to throw together e-participation pages, bringing together content from disparate sources, not just their main CMS.
Councils could even start making available widgets for accessing what they do, but I’m not sure what the takeup would be. If it’s only geeks, it’s a waste of time, but it’s possible a ‘latest petitions’ widget might be good as something on MySpace – raising the issue of where the participation should take place. I’m assuming that signing and discussing issues should take place on council-owned space.
Article on Blogging4Business conference. Could contain useful pointers for possible changes to e-participation techniques
A whole new take on personalised CMS. This approach offers the possibility of integrating e-participation modules by simply bringing them together as a series of widgets on a page.