Links: Web2.0 tools for eparticipation

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.

About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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