Monthly Archives: August 2012

Understanding digital civics

Earlier this week, I gave a lecture titled “The Emergence of Digital Civics” at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. I was in South Austalia to give another lecture, a joint lecture with Dr. Genevieve Bell of Intel in memory of … Continue reading

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“Long Flights” – a somewhat serious business idea

I’m considering starting a new business venture. It’s called “Long Flight” and it’s based on my experiences writing on airplanes. I’ve hit a point in my career where I organize my schedule to maximize the number of long flights I … Continue reading

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Now representing @Sweden…

Last year, Sweden took on an experiment in social media as a form of nation branding by turning over its national Twitter account, @sweden, to a different citizen each week. Citizens are nominated and evaluated by a panel, but their … Continue reading

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What would it take to start a gun control debate in the US?

2012 has been a bad year for gun violence in the United States. Yesterday, Thomas Caffall, apparently distraught about being evicted from him home in College Station, Texas, shot and killed a Brazos County constable and a bystander. Earlier this … Continue reading

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How do we make civic crowdfunding awesome?

Ten people each contribute $100 a month into a pool. They meet once a month and discuss possible projects to support. Each month, they give a grant of $1000 to a project that meets a simple criterion: it’s awesome. That’s … Continue reading

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