CitySourced is a real time mobile civic engagement platform. CitySourced provides a simple and intuitive platform empowering residents to identify civic issues (public safety, quality of life, environmental issues, etc.) and report them to city hall for quick resolution; an opportunity for government to use technology to save time and money plus improve accountability to …

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Global Transparency

So Eigen left the World Bank in protest and started Transparency International. He tells us that the lessons learned in starting the project have implications for other issues, like the work Auret Van Heerden is doing on global supply chains. As with the supply chain, there’s a real danger that as you stop permitting bribery, …

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Civic Media: A Syllabus

Civic Media: any use of any technology for the purposes of increasing civic engagement and public participation, enabling the exchange of meaningful information, fostering social connectivity, constructing critical perspectives, insuring transparency and accountability, or strengthening citizen agency. Civic Media: A Syllabus


A lot of people have begun using the term ecosystem to describe these big platforms. That captures their decentralized, emergent character, but ecosystems do not have a central point of control. Apple decided to eliminate third party analytics between one release and the next. That doesn’t happen in an ecosystem. The right analogy is a …

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Scratch App

Mitchel Resnick, who leads the Scratch project at the M.I.T.’s lab, said in an e-mail message, β€œI’m disappointed that Apple decided not to allow a Scratch player on the iPhone or iPad.” He added: β€œIn my mind, there is nothing more important than empowering the next generation of kids to design, create, and express themselves …

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