links for 2009-05-13
- Zopa – Loans from people not banks – “Zopa is a marketplace where people lend and borrow money to and from each other, sidestepping the banks.”
- Open Up Government Data – Wired How-To Wiki – Effort bei wired.com to support the creation of a directory/repository of openly accessible public data by the US government.
- Osale: the Estonian eParticipation tool | ePractice – Best practice description of the Estonian web site for discussing current legislation and public innovation management.
- “Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web” by the W3C Interest Group – “This document is an attempt to describe, but not yet solve, the variety of issues and challenges faced by governments in their efforts to apply 21st century capabilities to eGovernment initiatives. Detail and useful examples of existing, applicable open Web standards are provided. Where government needs in the development of eGovernment services are not currently met by existing standards, those gaps are noted.”
- Local Government Engagement Online Research – “PhD research on local government and its citizen engagement online projects”
- digitalgovuk: examples of digital innovation in government – “This is a simple list of over 100 examples of social media innovation in the public sector generated from links tagged with digitalgovuk using the social bookmarking tool Delicious.”
- Nextgov – Researchers say social media essential for national security – “The authors divide government uses of social media into four categories: sharing information within the agency or department, or inward sharing; sharing information with other agencies and external groups, or outward sharing; obtaining information and input from the public and outside organizations, or inbound sharing; and sharing information with people outside the government, including the public and other nations, which they call outbound sharing.”
- Why Congress Needs a Version Control System – O’Reilly Radar -
- Visualizing the U.S. Senate Social Graph, 1991 – 2009 [Part 1] – O’Reilly Broadcast – Interesting graphics showing how state senators relate to each other by analysing their voting records.
- US Senate Votes Now Available in XML – Bring on The Mashups! – ReadWriteWeb -
- No, Really, Show Us The Data :: The Scoop – A list of data, which the US government should make more easily available.
- Command and House Paper Beta – “This beta site give you access to Command and House papers as HTML or XML documents.”
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