Category Archives: crowdsourcing

Citizen-centered apps

The wave of making public data available continues as more countries adopt the model set by the US data.gov initiative – latest is the UK government’s data.gov.uk. Expectedly, it did not take long before sectors like transportation and law identified areas … Continue reading

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Social media and healthcare

This weekend Aftenposten carried different stories around the cost of healthcare (for eg here and here – Norwegian texts). The technocrats and the bureaucrats will haggle about numbers and details while politicians extol the virtues of their party programs — … Continue reading

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From consumer-citizen to participant

Just as the global economy is making its recovery from the global financial crisis, we have the Euro-crisis on our hands. And adding to the excitement, the volcanic ash continues making business difficult for many industries on the continent. One … Continue reading

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Collaborative content creation

A big problem with laws and other technical material produced for bureacratic use is that it is – for all practical purposes – limited to those who are well-versed in the jargon or those with an immense capacity to read … Continue reading

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Trends and ramblings

Over the last few days, I’ve been trend-hunting — political trends and technology trends. And picked up Arianna Huffington’s note on the “All for good” initiative. To me, the potential impact of this site is huge, not only is it … Continue reading

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The browser is the new desktop

Last september, I commented Google’s launch of Chrome with thoughts along those lines. Having watched the demo of Google Wave yesterday, I am even more convinced that the browser is the new desktop (screenshots from 7:40 into the video) For … Continue reading

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Microblogging or blogging

Just not had enough time to blog — with so much happening on different fronts. I suspect my posts in the future will be something between micro-blogging and long blogposts. My Twitter feed can fill in the blanks (see right-hand-side … Continue reading

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