Today Caucus votes in Australia as to who will Lead the Labor Party – our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, or our ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and ultimately be Prime Minister. I’ve put together a video to talk about how I think representational democracy is dead, and how Media failed the Australian people. […]
Iceland have turned to social media to ask the population to crowdsource writing Iceland’s new constitution. The main online community Facebook – and other social networks such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Livestreaming – have been appropriated for the Icelandic Government’s communications channels to it’s own people. Compare to Australia’s Future of Melbourne wiki or […]
Australia: Government 2.0 is such a hot topic. I’m speaking in Canberra next week – a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. Come along if you are interested – I think you can book from IBRC.com.au
List of Social Media Election sites for Australian 2010 election. An early analysis of election 2010 sites. It’s particularly interesting to see which social media election sites are allowing the electorate to ask questions -versus who is providing answers. And how useful is the site to online community members.