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10Questions: Four More Days to Vote on Questions

BY Nick Judd | Monday, September 20 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum. In the last week, our vote totals across the 10Questions platform have doubled. Since people from throughout the country came back from vacation, we've seen dramatic ... Read More

10Questions Update: 10 Days to Ask Questions and New Videos!

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, September 10 2010

To help pump up the crowd (pump it up) and spread the word about 10Questions, we made a new video with our good friend Jacob Soboroff, Executive Director of Why Tuesday?. Another video is after the jump. 10Questions is ... Read More

10Questions Update: Changing the Debate via Debates

BY Daniel Teweles | Thursday, September 2 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum 10Questions is an experiment; one with ambitious goals. Namely, we want to prove the efficacy of the internet's crowd sourcing ability, combined with the connective ... Read More

10Questions Update: One Week, One Hundred+ Questions, Many Announcements

BY Daniel Teweles | Thursday, August 5 2010

**10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum ** Since leaving beta last Tuesday, 10Questions has witnessed a significant amount of traffic in our first week of operation. Site Wide Totals: Total Questions: 138 ... Read More

10Questions.com: Putting Voters in the Driver's Seat in 2010

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 4 2010

Three years ago, we had a modest idea here at Personal Democracy Forum: that the internet could be a vehicle for transforming the presidential debates then underway. Instead of relying solely on journalists to determine ... Read More

10Questions: Meet Our Growing List of Media Partners

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, July 23 2010

Another update on the upcoming launch of 10Questions.com: To best engage the voting public, we've partnered with the nation's premier newspapers to bring the 10Questions conversation to the masses. The San Francisco ... Read More

You Ask, You Decide: 10Questions.com Project Update

BY Daniel Teweles | Thursday, July 15 2010

After just a few days of reaching out, Personal Democracy Forum's 10 Questions project has already received our first commitment by a candidate to participate: From Dr. Ami Bera, the Democratic candidate in California's ... Read More

Community COUNTS Launches "Ask Congress"

BY Editors | Thursday, March 26 2009

Nearly two years ago, I helped pen a posting here, suggesting that politicians should embrace a new town hall format. The idea was that the Internet and user-ranked questions would help leverage a community's voice and ... Read More

"Ask the President" Launches; Let the Public Pick Questions for Obama

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 19 2009

On the first full day of his presidency, Barack Obama issued an executive memo calling on the government to become more transparent, participatory and collaborative. He wrote: Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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