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The Europe roundup: The European Commission Youtube channel...and a strange brand association

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 23 2010

[We are getting suggestions from our readers about interesting initiatives and speakers for the PDF Europe conference. Thank you all.] EU | The European Commission Youtube channel...and a strange brand association EUtube ... Read More

The Europe roundup: What happens when the Euroblogger becomes a reporter...

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 21 2010

EU | What happens when the Euroblogger becomes a reporter... When the Euroblogger enters unknown territory, she or he doesn't know whether he or she is walking into a gold mine or a mine field - and my participation at ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Democracy, populism and the Internet

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 18 2010

Today we have a special feature insted of our usual roundup, thanks to our readers.  Some weeks ago, one of our readers, Idoia Llano, suggested to bring writer and historian Paul Ginsborg to our next European ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Wikicrazia: public policies and online collaboration... in action!

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 16 2010

Italy | Wikicrazia: public policies and online collaboration... in action! PDF Europe speaker Alberto Cottica proposes an interesting experiment of web collaboration: next September he will publish a book called ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Should bloggers get accreditation to EU institutions?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 14 2010

EU | Should bloggers get accreditation to EU institutions? Last March, the International Press Association expressed concern about the shrinking presence of European media in Brussels: it's recent news that there are ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Best of European TechPolitics at PDF 2010

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, June 11 2010

During PdF 2010, one of the afternoon session featured "The best of European tech politics". Here's a summary and some reflections written by the moderator, PDF friend and speaker Jon Worth. If you’re a United States ... Read More

The Europe roundup: The resigned President and the power of social media

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 9 2010

Did you attend Personal Democracy Forum 2010? Check Nancy Scola's recap of some of the sessions and what other attendants wrote about the conference. And we will give you information about PDF Europe conference very ... Read More

From Europe to New York: attending PDF 2010

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, June 2 2010

We landed in a beautiful and sunny New York to attend the seventh edition of Personal Democracy Forum. European politics will have its spot tomorrow at 3.30pm in a session called "Best of Europe Tech-Politics", featuring ... Read More

The Europe roundup: How Russian gay activists used the Internet to outwit the Police

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, May 31 2010

Russia | How Russian gay activists used the Internet to outwit the Police This weekend a Gay Pride march took place in Moscow took place, but it wasn't a common event. The Moscow LGBT community has been trying to stage ... Read More

The Europe roundup: Your country, your call - and some controversy

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, May 27 2010

Ireland | Your country, your call - and some controversy Some months ago we wrote about "Your country your call", a competition launched by the Irish government to find projects that could secure development and ... 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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