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  1. msg the open source Reflect interface for listening and summarizing message posted the open source Reflect interface for listening and summarizing Hi Brent, Thanks for pointing us to canonizer.com. I think your approach is interesting, and I'l…
    the open source Reflect interface for listening and summarizing
    Hi Brent,

    Thanks for pointing us to canonizer.com. I think your approach is interesting, and I'll be curious to see how it evolves.

    I think Reflect is particularly powerful exactly because it takes one -- and only one -- small, but very concrete step toward augmenting a conversational style that people are already familiar with. That approach is more likely to scale than approaches that attempt to take a more all-encompassing approach to shaping conversations.

    That said, I appreciate many of the things you're trying to do, from the ability to view issues through multiple lenses to the consensus polling-like features.

    =Eugene
    12:19 pm
  2. msg Current government usage examples? message posted Current government usage examples? While I can't think of an entirely government-only site, I do believe that The Benchmarking Exchang…
    Current government usage examples?
    While I can't think of an entirely government-only site, I do believe that The Benchmarking Exchange (TBE) offer this service for subscribers. Subscribers can be private industry, government (Federal, State, local) as well as academia.
    12:15 pm
  3. msg Wiki protocols message posted Wiki protocols Is there a way to have a distinction between content pages that aim for a neutral point of view, op…
    Wiki protocols
    Is there a way to have a distinction between content pages that aim for a neutral point of view, opinion pages that aim for a personalized point of view, and discussion pages that aim for an iterative exchange of different views?

Sunday, January 23

  1. msg Current government usage examples? message posted Current government usage examples? Need start up instructions. Trial and error gets discouraging and folks will quit.
    Current government usage examples?
    Need start up instructions. Trial and error gets discouraging and folks will quit.
    11:16 pm
  2. msg Feedback from Government Official message posted Feedback from Government Official This is the third major effort to engage people about OpenGov solutions, and the previous two never…
    Feedback from Government Official
    This is the third major effort to engage people about OpenGov solutions, and the previous two never asked for citizen feedback ... even though the President's Memorandum specifically dictated that it be done.

    Gee, it's almost as if they (OpenGov leaders at OSTP, OMB, GSA) are acting like they don't want to know "what didn't work". That would be strange if they were truly open-minded people, but not strange if you have experience in "the way Washington works".

    I only say this because I want them to succeed. It is not disloyal to speak necessary truth to our friends.

    See my blog-post (and comment on it):
    "OpenGov at Two Years: Ingnorance is Bliss?"
    http://bit.ly/ghByVa

    You can also follow me at:
    http://www.twitter.com/transpartisan
    11:16 pm
  3. msg Principle #12: No tools substitutes for collaboration message posted Principle #12: No tools substitutes for collaboration I have a blog-post about the very low level of participation by OpenGov official here on their own …
    Principle #12: No tools substitutes for collaboration
    I have a blog-post about the very low level of participation by OpenGov official here on their own forum (even though they say that is one of their principles)!

    Because this forum is closing, please feel free to comment at the blog-post.

    I only say this because I want them to succeed. It is not disloyal to speak necessary truth to our friends.

    See my blog-post (and comment on it):
    "OpenGov at Two Years: Ingnorance is Bliss?"
    http://bit.ly/ghByVa

    You can also follow me at:
    http://www.twitter.com/transpartisan
    11:12 pm
  4. msg Lessons Learned: What worked and what didn't? message posted Lessons Learned: What worked and what didn't? There is a big difference between "Lessons Learned" and "Lessons-To-Be-Learned"…
    Lessons Learned: What worked and what didn't?
    There is a big difference between "Lessons Learned" and "Lessons-To-Be-Learned".

    This is the third major effort to engage people about OpenGov solutions, and the previous two never asked for citizen feedback ... even though the President's Memorandum specifically dictated that it be done.

    Gee, it's almost as if they (OpenGov leaders at OSTP, OMB, GSA) are acting like "non-change agents" in that they don't want to know "what didn't work". That would be strange if they were truly open-minded people, but not strange if you have experience in "the way Washington works".

    I only say this because I want them to succeed. It is not disloyal to speak necessary truth to our friends.

    See my blog-post (and comment on it):
    "OpenGov at Two Years: Ingnorance is Bliss?"
    http://bit.ly/ghByVa

    You can also follow me at:
    http://www.twitter.com/transpartisan
    11:06 pm
  5. msg Step 4: Considerations for Summaries message posted Step 4: Considerations for Summaries I was attempting to point out how canonizer.com is precisely a tool to allow lots of opinionated …
    Step 4: Considerations for Summaries

    I was attempting to point out how canonizer.com is precisely a tool to allow lots of opinionated experts to develop concise and definitive summaries of all their conversations, with as much consensus as possible, and a measure of how much consensus each POV has, and so on. I was attempting to ask what she though of how her job, as a summarizer, might be replaced, or not needed, by the canonizer.com system that gives the summarizing power to all the participators.
    9:37 pm
  6. msg Housing ExpertNet Outside Government message posted Housing ExpertNet Outside Government The best method for ensuring the participation of the largest number of experts is to include, or b…
    Housing ExpertNet Outside Government
    The best method for ensuring the participation of the largest number of experts is to include, or bridge the largest number of expert networks that already exist. To this end, it makes the most sense to have a cross-sector, for profit, expert market (such as Quora) that encourages the participation of all and enables participation regardless of an experts sector, station in life, or established reputation.

    Through the use of web 2.0 technologies such as tags and RSS, the wider distribution of requests for input can be easily achieved, but its the financial incentive for participation in such a knowledge market from non-governmental entities that would truly ensure success. This is at the core of the Insytes service that I have under development.
    4:58 pm

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