Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Moving from representational democracy to direct democracy and using social media to choose where the taxes go… the future of government.

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Insider Trading, meet Outsider Traders, #SocialMedia style #Tesla

Example of crowdsourced market intel driving stock prices outside of insider trading but much more devastating. Tesla, Twitter, Toyota… doesn’t matter, they all have share prices impacted by #socialmedia

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Tweeting of purchases is a plug that money can’t buy – Social Media ROI Monetization

How much is a a Tweet worth, in dollar terms? How about a customer sharing a purchase on Facebook – can that make you money? by Laurel Papworth for The Australian

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Bank Transfer Day

One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. Ariana Huffington has started MoveYourMoney and others are following suit. Any bets as to when the banks start fighting back a la Fox News and Media?

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Australia: Ban vs Educating on social media

I’ve got a good idea. Let’s ban kids from using social networks. Like YouTube in schools. We won’t educate them, we’ll just y’know, stop it. Oh we already ban YouTube? And we have the parents sign that their kids won’t go near  social sites? Good. Worked for those sexually adventurous teens in the 50’s didn’t…

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Brazil eGov: Public Works and Internet Voting

I’m always interested in metaGovernment. That’s not where a politician chats on Twitter or does broadcast YouTube videos or widgets for fund raising – but where voters are asked to make a difference to their own country other than donating or voting. Brazil (Portugese) (English)  has something a little similar to Future of Melbourne project:…

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PR in Global Economic Crunch

From Scobleizer TV Lots of interesting content in here. I’m particularly taken with their – admittedly a bit fluffy – overview of social currency and the value of a large following vs reach vs velocity to PR and influence measurers. But the part I keep thinking about, is the first bit. The discussion on why…

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Australia: Government: ABC SBS Review Digital Economy

Pfft. It’ll never catch on… (image: Duke.edu) You’ve got until THIS Friday to have your say. That’s the way it works, don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger: On 16 October 2008, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced the release of a discussion paper aimed at stimulating ideas…

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