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Re: 'universal hashtags' (was: Re: White House Launching Open Government Plan...)

From: Steven Clift <clift@e-democracy.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 21:12:48 -0600
Message-ID: <3692c5810912071912h17af02bare6bcebb19726a56f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce.Melendy@diird.vic.gov.au
Cc: eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
If you declare something it universal, sometimes it can become universal.
:-)

By promoting #edem I am trying to get the "e-democracy" world I've been
working to network since 1998 via http://dowire.org to stay connected as the
net continuously diffuses folks across #hyperlocal #gov20 #opengov
#epolitics #eparticipation #nameyourconferencetag ...

The #edem tag has been in use for about a year and is not meant to replace
#gov20 for example but to create a cross-roads where folks mostly government
oriented can cross paths with those in e-advocacy or online election
campaigning. To me democracy/participation is far broader than government
and often not too related to services.

All I can say is that after watching "government online" (back when I launch
Minnesota state government's portal in 95) become "e-government" and now be
cool again branded as so-called "government 2.0," our greatest production in
the field seems to be buzzwords. ;-)

Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
 Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.Org
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On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 8:47 PM, <Bruce.Melendy@diird.vic.gov.au> wrote:

>
> All,
>
> I'm curious how 'edem' has become the 'universal' hashtag - esp when there
> don't appear to be any tweets available with it more than 7 days old.
>
> What about 'egov' or 'gov20' or 'gov2'?
>
> I would argue that e-democracy is a type of e-government and not the other
> way around (making the latter the umbrella term), as the latter includes
> forms of interaction with government that are not strictly about
> deliberation and decision-making.
>
> Ah, open tagging - a double-edged sword.
>
> Regards,
> Bruce
>
>
> *Bruce Melendy* | Senior Business Analyst
> Business Services | Small Business Victoria
> Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
> Level 11, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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> email: bruce.melendy@diird.vic.gov.au
> www.business.vic.gov.au | www.diird.vic.gov.au
>
> public-egov-ig-request@w3.org wrote on 08/12/2009 12:35:27 PM:
>
> > It you tweet any comments on Tuesday during the 11 a.m. Eastern
> > webcast - http://www.whitehouse.gov/live - be sure to use the
> > "universal" hashtag for things e-democracy-related be it transparency,
> > participation, information access, open government, politics online,
> > etc.:  #edem  or follow the stream at:
> > http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23edem
> > Also note #opengov: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23opengov
>
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