Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Steven Clift

The trail continues to meander amongst those connected with the recent Beyond Broadcasting Conference. I met Steve at the Bird's of a Feather dinner to close out the day. If you get a chance to meet him, ask him to tell you the story of working in the library filing documents with limited training. It will give you an appreciation for where his desire for open access comes from.
E-Democracy.Org is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-based project whose mission is to expand participation and build stronger democracies and communities through the power of information and communication technologies and strategies.
The e-democracy web site is full of good information. Nicely laid out. Clear and distinct.

There is also a blog with frequent updates on current event related to e-democracy.

If your city/town could use a local forum, this is one thing that e-democracy will set up with you. I am about to dive into the guidebook (PDF) and cruise through the Liftoff online group to see what it entails. Franklin used to have a forum that was moderated by one individual and it ended up getting shut down. The e-democracy forum has a couple of good points to help prevent that should this one come online in this area.

Check out the blog. Check out the site.

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