Category Archives: participation

Who said party political broadcasts were boring?

See more at: barelypolitical.com

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Voting the Facebook way

Voting on Facebook

Via my Facebook newsfeed I noticed that Euan Semple had installed an App called UK Politics that allows anyone with a Facebook account to vote for a number of political parties.

Of course it is flawed, unfair and unrepresentative… but it does demonstrate how easily people can “do” politics from the bottom-up…. and (of course) you can change your vote as often as you like – which is one of the most powerful aspects of internet voting.

Anthony Eskinazi the developer of the UK Politics App also set up Parkatmyhouse.com. One to watch.

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Interesting links:

Thanks to:

Dom for this link: Drafting laws the wiki way in New Zealand

Pete Kaminski found this interesting article about Idea Futures and this strange one about betting and democracy by Robin Hanson

…and to Tom Steinberg (via mySociety Disruptive Tech Talks) for Jason Kitcat’s writing about e-voting

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No-permission service desks

Participatory democracy has a lot to learn from commerce and consumer activism. Take a look at the Get Satisfaction website.

It allows internet users to set up their own customer support and help desks – for when a company fails to service them properly. Could have come straight from the pages of The Cluetrain Manifesto.
Couple of reviews in Business Week and on O’Reilly’s Radar

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