Demos and Mysociety

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Came across an interesting web site the other day – Demos – which provides a refreshing perspective on e-democracy and empowement of us ordinary citizens. Was thinking of popping along to an event they are running on Thursday 11 May (Demos, 136 Tooley St, London SE1, 5-6.30pm) The blurb states “Web 2.0: Where’s the democractic dividend?Is Web 2.0 a new way for companiesto sell to consumers? An opportunity for consumers to take control of thecorporate communications channel? A metaphor for a new kind of democratic socialinteraction? A tool that allows well-networked elites to increase theirnetworking capabilities? All of the above?” Should be interesting.

Also worth taking a look at Mysociety, which is a good example of a community site working in the public sector. Some great facilities for e-campaigns and finding out a bit more about what your MP has been up to! There’s an article about Mysociety on the Improvement & Development Agency (IDeA) web site – check out article on Mysociety .


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Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
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