How to manage engagement and participation - the democratic process in a web2.0 context

By mdangeard, 10 years 51 weeks ago.

eCairn recently published a very interesting analysis on what happens when you open a site and ask people to contribute ideas. They mention Dell Ideastorm and the Obama administration Citizen's Briefing Book from the Obama administration, and I have to agree with the conclusion: you have to know what to expect when opening up the doors to input with no filtering. And where and how you "listen" to your audience makes a difference:

A new essay by Xavier Comtesse - Direct Territories

By mdangeard, 11 years 11 weeks ago.

After his essay on Direct Economy, Xavier Comtesse ( is coming out with a new essay (in French for now) on Direct Territories. Here is a short summary of the essay:


Territories as defined by government have become disconnected from the ecosystems in which people and business live and work. New ways of communicating have created an additional layer on top of these territories and ecosystems, ultimately defining new territories in which we have to coexist.

Top 150 social media blogs

By mdangeard, 11 years 12 weeks ago.

My friends at eCairn just released that Top 150 social media blogs list, ranked based on a relevance formula that mix topic and topology relevance - not crowdsourcing, actual science:
It is always useful to see who matters...


By mdangeard, 11 years 15 weeks ago.

Just downloaded the Firefox extension from Reframeit.
This is a great tool that allows you to comment on any page on the web, and see comments by others. It should make the experience of reading the news (for example, it apply to any content really) way more interesting.
I like that you can create group that are public or private to share your comments with people who care about one issue or another.
Another great step forward for us users...

From NY Times - RenGen: A new generation poised to invent

By mdangeard, 11 years 17 weeks ago.

Interesting article from the New York Times:

"their agenda is to collaborate, to connect and to create. They don’t respond to directive. They respond to teaming"

Howard Rheingold's 2005 TED Talk

By Robert Link, 11 years 17 weeks ago.

Not the first time I've been late to the party, and if you haven't already seen Howard's 2005 TED Talk, take a look now.

Around minute 9 Howard says,

"The fundamental basis of neo-classic economics would tell you it's irrational to reject a dollar because somebody you don't know in another room is going to get ninety-nine."

How Brands and their evangelists should manage blogs

By mdangeard, 11 years 19 weeks ago.

Just like with the internet websites of web1.0, companies are slowly getting into social media and web2.0: many companies today have blogs, and try to establish a presence in the blogosphere through them, with the help of evangelists who monitor what is going on and mix with the crowd to spread messages. As a sign of this, Inc Magazine reports that "31% of the CEOs of their Inc500 companies maintain a blog or social network and for the most part they love them."

Open Everything

By Robert Link, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

P2P Foundation has announced an Open Everything topic area at the P2P Foundation wiki, and CoCo is pleased to spread the word. From the Open Everything home page:

Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open...Open is changing the game. And, while Wikipedia and open source software offer great examples of what's up, we know that openness, collaboration and participation are spreading well beyond the realm of technology. It's about value, and values. Where open is headed is huge. Open Everything gathers people who are charting this trajectory.

The Economist on the Commons

By sdohrn, 11 years 25 weeks ago.

This week's Economics Focus on The Economist is entitled Commons Sense and talks about the study of the commons and the IASC conference.

Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom are quoted, and the article comes to the conclusion that the study of the "traditional" commons might teach us something about how to handle new commons including many global commons such as the atmosphere or the world's oceans:

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