Another searchable database of e-participation projects has been announced by Matthias Trenel:
We present a variety of internet based participation projects in the United Kingdom and in Germany. Our aim is to show diverse developments and highlight examples of good practice. Furthermore, we would like to encourage people to join one of these projec
Note that it’s possible to suggest new projects for inclusion, or add your own . Not sure why the site is limited to only two countries.
We’ll be needing a directory of e-participation project listings sites soon…
And going back to an earlier theme – Widgets really do seem to be the way of the future (at least for now). Facebook is providing tools to allow content provided by them to be brought into other websites:
Facebook released an API that gives third party developers deep access to Facebook functionality and its 20 million users. It is estimated that $250 million has been invested in widget companies in the last 18 months (my italics).
Will it ever become routine for council and government websites to publish their APIs? What would (could) happen if it did?