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E-Participation, Social Networks and the Well-informedness of Communities

During e-participation, participants produce, consume and review city-scale government data, documents and multimedia, including real-time varieties. Participants are well-informed about topics relevant to city governance, relevant to communities. Journalists could be amongst e-participants and, alongside journalists, e-participants are envisioned as … Continue reading

Social Demographics that Enhance City-scale E-Participation Processes

There are a number of social demographics to encourage to participate to enhance processes at city-scale e-participation venues. Groups to encourage to e-participate include the young professional lawyers of each city. Participation can provide opportunities for individuals to distinguish themselves … Continue reading

E-Participation and Role-based E-Participation Systems

Role-based e-participation is where participants can toggle their sociological, professional, expert and user roles per activity or contribution at e-participation venues. Such features are envisioned as pertaining to organizational processes at e-participation venues, to the indexing, search and retrieval of … Continue reading

E-Participation and Role Conflicts

Topical to participatory democracy are the sociological, professional and expert roles of participants. Each participant has a number of roles amidst the discussion topics and processes of participatory democracy. Individual responsibilities are important in public speaking and participatory democratic processes. … Continue reading

E-Participation and Conflicts of Interest

Situations also arise in participation where there are conflicts of interest. The matters are often situational, contextual, per topic or issue, amidst the unfolding processes of political dialogue and civil discourse in communities. As e-participation opportunities become increasingly available, new … Continue reading

E-Participation and Freedom of Speech

As e-participation is a democratic process, peer pressures, intimidations or coercions of e-participants could be unethical. Situations arise in participation where participants’ employers or the industries of participants’ employers have interests in political discussions. In such situations, some participants might … Continue reading

Group Decision Making Software and the Scheduling of Meetings at Venues

Though the Web and collaborative software facilitate the convenience of asynchronous collaboration and virtual meetings, groups, in particular when residing in the same cities, can schedule the use of meeting rooms, presentation rooms and auditoriums. Venues for meetings or events … Continue reading